First PGA Tour stop in Detroit is full-go for June 2019

Ruben Hill
July 11, 2018

As expected, the "Rocket Mortgage Classic" will be played at the Detroit Golf Club on June 24 through June 30, 2019.

The change allows the season to finish the week before the start of college football and two weeks before the NFL gets under way.

Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J. will host The Northern Trust in 2019, before it shifts to TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., in 2020.

"We will be working with the PGA Tour to make the Detroit stop one of the most exciting and engaging events on the professional golf calendar".

The addition of new tournaments in Detroit and Minnesota is offset by eliminating the FedEx Cup playoff event in Boston, the Quicken Loans National that had been run by the Tiger Woods Foundation in the Washington, D.C. area, and a year off for the Houston Open and Greenbrier.

TPC Twin Cities in Blaine will play host to the FedEx Cup event running July 1-7.

The WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational will be one of four World Golf Championships events on the 2018-19 PGA TOUR schedule sanctioned and organized by the International Federation of PGA Tours.

The FedExCup Playoffs will feature three events, instead of four, starting with the 2018-19 PGA Tour season according to the official 2018-19 schedule released Tuesday. Key to the changes was the PGA Championship moving from August to May, and The Players Championship returning to March.

The U.S. Open will have a new lead-in event next summer as the RBC Canadian Open moves from late July to June 3-9, 2019, the week before the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

Houston and Greenbrier are to return to the fall portion of the schedule in 2019. "This will enhance the visibility of the FedEx Cup play-offs and overall fan engagement with the PGA Tour and the game as a whole".

Valspar is followed by the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship and the Valero Texas Open, which precedes the Masters.

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.

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