PGA Tour unveils revamped 2018-19 schedule with shorter play-offs

Brooke Henderson reacts to the fans at the end of her second round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club

Brooke Henderson reacts to the fans at the end of her second round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club

With the shift in the 2018-19 schedule to conclude in August, the FedExCup Playoffs were reduced from four events to three and the Dell Technologies Championship in the Boston area was removed from the 2019 schedule to accommodate the changes. Teater, the victor of the 2009 Utah Championship on the Web.com Tour, played on the PGA TOUR during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. It is one of two new events in rotation for the tour next season. "The earlier start and finish of the FedExCup Playoffs creates the most compelling season possible for our players, fans and partners".

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Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Valhalla opened for business in 1986 and has hosted several of golf's most prominent championships and events, including: the 1996, 2000 and 2014 PGA Championships (won by Mark Brooks, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, respectively); the 2004 and 2011 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championships (Hale Irwin and Tom Watson); and the 2008 Ryder Cup (United States).

The PGA Tour announced its 2018-2019 schedule on Tuesday, the first with A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier removed from its Fourth of July slot.

Global professional services firm Aon has announced a multi-year partnership with the PGA Tour (Professional Golfers' Association) and LPGA (Ladies Professional Golfers' Association).

Canadian Pacific has extended its sponsorship of the CP Women's Open golf tournament for another five years. The Players Championship will now move back to March, its former home before 2007.

Howell III, from Augusta, Ga., is a two-time victor on the PGA Tour who also won the 2000 NCAA Division I individual championship at Oklahoma State.

It will be held from February 21-24, the same week as the World Golf Championships (WGC) Mexico Championship.

After the RBC Heritage and Zurich Classic of New Orleans comes the Wells Fargo Championship.

Still to be determined is when the new fall schedule will begin in 2019 and how many tournaments will be part of it. Coinciding with the PGA Championship's first May dates since 1949 will be its debut at Bethpage Black on New York's Long Island.

While The Open, to be played at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland next year, becomes the last of the four majors, it will be a mad dash to the finish for PGA Tour players.

"There are many ups and downs in golf so you can't get too high about it or too excited for it, but I'm feeling pretty good about [my round]", said Melton, whose previous lowest score was a 64.

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