PGA Tour releases 2011 schedule

By Rex HoggardDecember 3, 2010, 2:41 am

PGA TourTHOUSAND OAKS, Calf. – The wait is over.

The PGA Tour released its 2011 schedule, a 41-event lineup that features five new title sponsors and a few tweaks but no dramatic changes.

After the traditional season-opening swing through Hawaii (Hyundai Tournament of Champions and Sony Open) the Tour moves to California for the Bob Hope Classic, one of four events without a title sponsor, and Farmers Insurance Open.

The Waste Management Open moved up three weeks to Feb. 3-6 from the last week in February this year, shifting the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship to the anchor spot on the West Coast swing.

The Byron Nelson Championship and Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial flipped weeks to round out March, while FedEx stepped in to title sponsor the Memphis stop the week before the U.S. Open

As earlier reported, the Viking Classic moved into the FedEx Cup portion of the schedule and will be played opposite the Open Championship, a spot formerly held by the Reno-Tahoe Classic which was moved opposite the WGC-Bridgestone Championship (Aug. 4-7) to replace the Turning Stone Resort stop.

The Tour also shifted the “off” week during the playoffs to after the Deutsche Bank Championship. In 2010 the bye week was after the BMW Championship in Chicago.

The entire Fall Series was condensed, down to four events from seven the first year of the playoffs in 2007, and moved ahead in the schedule. The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open follows the Tour Championship Sept. 29-Oct. 2 followed by the Open (Oct. 6-9), McGladrey Classic (Oct. 13-16) and Children’s Miracle Network Classic (Oct. 20-23), which will be played three weeks earlier.

The fall was moved up to avoid a conflict with the Tour’s budding Asian swing – the Asia Pacific Classic (Oct. 27-30) and WGC-HSBC Champions (Nov. 3-6) – and gives players who may have to play Q-School sometime between the season finale and second stage.

“Those Asian events make more sense after Disney since the guys playing them aren’t in Tour school anyway,” said one member of the Tour’s Player Advisory Council.

There is also an “off” week following the HSBC event in China, giving players headed for the Presidents Cup in Australia a break.

Here is the complete 2011 PGA Tour schedule:

Jan. 6-9Hyundai Tournament of ChampionsKapalua, Hawaii
Jan. 13-16Sony Open in HawaiiHonolulu, Hawaii
Jan. 19-23Bob Hope ClassicLa Quinta, Calif.
Jan. 27-30Farmers Insurance OpenLa Jolla, Calif.
Feb. 3-6Waste Management Phoenix OpenScottsdale, Ariz.
Feb. 10-13AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AmPebble Beach, Calif.
Feb. 17-20Northern Trust OpenPacific Palisades, Calif.
Feb. 23-27WGC-Accenture Match Play Champ.Marana, Ariz.
Feb. 24-27Mayakoba Golf Classic  Playa del Carmen, Mexico
March 3-6The Honda ClassicPalm Beach Gardens, Fla.
March 10-13WGC-Cadillac ChampionshipDoral, Fla.
March 10-13Puerto Rico OpenRio Grande, Puerto Rico
March 17-20Transitions ChampionshipPalm Harbor, Fla.
March 24-27Arnold Palmer InvitationalOrlando, Fla.
March 31-April 3Shell Houston OpenHumble, Texas
April 7-10The MastersAugusta, Ga.
April 14-17Valero Texas OpenSan Antonio, Texas
April 21-24The HeritageHilton Head Island, S.C.
April 28-May 1Zurich Classic of New OrleansAvondale, La.
May 5-8Wells Fargo ChampionshipCharlotte, N.C.
May 12-15The Players ChampionshipPonte Vedra Beach, Fla.
May 19-22Crowne Plaza InvitationalFort Worth, Texas
May 26-29HP Byron Nelson ChampionshipIrving, Texas
June 2-5The Memorial TournamentDublin, Ohio
June 9-12FedEx St. Jude ClassicMemphis, Tenn.
June 16-19U.S. OpenCongressional C.C.
June 23-26Travelers ChampionshipCromwell, Conn.
June 31-July 3AT&T NationalNewtown Square, Pa.
July 7-10John Deere ClassicSilvis, Ill.
July 14-17The Open ChampionshipRoyal St. George's, England
July 14-17Viking Classic  Madison, Miss.
July 21-24RBC Canadian OpenVancouver, B.C.
July 28-31The Greenbrier ClassicWhite Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
Aug. 4-7WGC-Bridgestone InvitationalAkron, Ohio
Aug. 4-7Reno-Tahoe Open  Reno, Nev.
Aug. 11-14PGA ChampionshipJohns Creek, Ga.
Aug. 18-21Wyndham ChampionshipGreensboro, N.C.
Aug. 25-28The BarclaysEdison, N.J.
Sept. 2-5Deutsche Bank ChampionshipNorton, Mass.
Sept. 15-18BMW ChampionshipLemont, Ill.
Sept. 22-25Tour ChampionshipAtlanta, Ga.
Sept. 29-Oct. 2Justin Timberlake SHC OpenLas Vegas, Nev.
Oct. OpenSan Martin, Calif.
Oct. 13-16The McGladrey ClassicSt. Simons Island, Ga.
Oct. 20-21Children's Miracle Network ClassicLake Buena Vista, Fla.
Oct. 27-30CIMB Asia Pacific ClassicSelangor, Malaysia
Nov. 3-6WGC-HSBC ChampionsShanghai, China
Nov. 17-20The Presidents CupMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nov. 24-27OMEGA Mission Hills World CupHainan Island, China

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

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JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

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Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.

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Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.

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