PGA Tour season to end before football next year


AP Golf Writer

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – The PGA Tour has eliminated a FedEx Cup playoff event as part of a revamped schedule that will allow its season to end a week before the football season begins.

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The tour will have 46 events over 41 weeks, down from 48 tournaments this year.

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.

Houston and Greenbrier are to return to the fall portion of the schedule in 2019. The TPC Boston, meanwhile, will rotate with a New York-area course every other year for the opening FedEx Cup playoff event.

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