GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — The PGA Tour has announced significant changes to its 2021-22 schedule, working with the European Tour to ratify three events, abandon two World Golf Championships and move the first FedEx Cup playoffs to the backyard of his umbrella sponsor.
For the first time outside the World Golf Championships, three tournaments will take place on the PGA Tour and the European Tour – the Genesis Scottish Open the week before the Open, the Barbasol Championship played the same week as the Open and the Barracuda Championship which the week after the Open is played.
As part of the schedule announced by Commissioner Jay Monahan along with European Tour CEO Keith Pelley, there are no more World Golf Championships in Mexico and outside Memphis, where FedEx St. Jude Invitational takes place this week.
The WGC Mexico Championship will be replaced by a regular 132-player PGA Tour stop and will transition to the end of April; the FedEx tournament, which was played at TPC Southwind this week, will take first place on the FedEx Cup play-off program for three tournaments and replace the Northern Trust. This means that there will be no events in the New York or Boston areas, where the event now rotates annually.
The program begins Sept. 16 with the Fortinet Championship in Napa, California, the week before the Ryder Cup. Nine more events follow in 2021, including the WGC-HSBC championships, which are still scheduled for China.
After a break, the tour resumes in January in Hawaii with the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
The John Deere Classic, which was played long the week before The Open, will now be two weeks before the last major championship. And the Rocket Mortgage Classic, played this weekend on July 4th, goes to the end of July before the final normal season at the Wyndham Championships.