5 big changes in the 2019 PGA Tour schedule

PGA Tour, LPGA announce new $1 million prize (And it doesn't require much effort)

PGA Rocket Mortgage Classic to be played in Detroit in June

Detroit-based Quicken Loans is calling its event the Rocket Mortgage Classic on June 27-30.

Behind the tighter schedule was a desire for the tour to complete its season at the Tour Championship before the start of college football and the NFL.

The post-season will now consist of the Northern Trust, BMW Championship and the Tour Championship, with the TPC Boston event dropping off the schedule.

The PGA TOUR, on behalf of the International Federation of PGA Tours, announced in April that Memphis' hometown event will take on a new identity as the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, beginning with the 2018-19 PGA TOUR Season. Then, the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities will be played July 1-7, 2019, It's the first PGA Tour Champions tournament to make the leap to the PGA Tour. Here's the full PGA schedule.

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

The US PGA Championship has been moved from August to May as part of a revamp which will see the PGA Tour season end before the start of the National Football League campaign.

The RBC Canadian Open moves a week before the U.S. Open, held next year at Pebble Beach.

The Houston Open, which had been played the week before the Masters, is moving to the fall in 2019. The Players Championship takes its new date in March and is followed by the Valspar Championship, giving Florida a swing of four consecutive events.

The two tours announced a season-long competition with Aon on Monday.

Two tournaments on the schedule no longer have title sponsors listed with their names - the Mayakoba Classic (previously OHL) in Mexico and Reno-Tahoe in Nevada, which previously had been called the Barracuda Championship. "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".

It means the Open Championship - which will continue to be held in July - will become the last major in the calendar. And unlike with the Kodak Challenge, both the victor from the PGA Tour and LPGA will each receive $1 million.

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