Does the PGA Tour have an offseason?!?!

Golf’s offseason is the shortest of any sport. The 2018 season ended with the Tour Championship (September 20-23) and the 2019 season started with the Safeway Open (October  4-7). This created a 2-week offseason. The fall portion of the “wraparound season” which started in 2014 is only followed by hardcore golf fans and most of these events are televised on the Golf Channel. While not a lot fans pay attention, this part of the schedule helps the PGA Tour’s young talent like players who have earned their tour card from the web.com tour (50 players in 2018). It provides players with the opportunity to play against weaker fields, gain confidence and hopefully work towards securing the next year’s tour card. Players like Brooks Koepka got their start during the wraparound season and we all know how that turned out.

Big Changes to the 2019 Season

-The PGA Championship,(Bethpage Black) which has been the final major of the year since 1972, moves from August to May, becoming the second major on the schedule after the Masters in April.

-The USGA introduced new rules to modernize the game and help golfers. You can learn more about the rules changes here.

 

Days Until:

Sentry Tournament of Champions (January 3-6) – 58 Days

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (February 7-10) – 93 Days

Masters Tournament (April 11 – 14) – 156 Days  CLICK HERE FOR ODDS

PGA Championship (May 16 – 19) – 191 Days

US Open (June 13 – 16) – 219 Days

The Open Championship (July 18 – 21) – 254 Days