It appears that the PGA Tour schedule will grow for the 2014-15 season.
According to a report from WSFA in Montgomery, Ala., the Tour will add a new event in Alabama that will be played opposite the Open Championship in July.
The tournament will be held on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, with Grand National in Opelika listed as the "first choice" for venue, according to the report. A formal announcement is expected Monday.
The Tour has traditionally held an event opposite the season's third major for players that did not make the trip to the U.K., and the Sanderson Farms Championship held that spot on the schedule from 2011-13. There was no event opposite the Open this summer, though, as the Sanderson Farms moved to November and will be played this fall opposite the WGC-HSBC Champions in China.
A title sponsor for the event remains unknown, although the report indicates that a four-year deal is in place for 2015-18. The last time the PGA Tour held a tournament in the state of Alabama was 1990, when Wayne Grady won the PGA Championship at Shoal Creek.