Following the six fall events, which had already been announced, the Tour takes a month and a half break before the season picks up with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions followed by the traditional West Coast swing.
The Tour moves east in March for the Florida swing, followed by the Texas Open and Shell Houston Open, which had traded positions on the calendar this year but Houston returns to its traditional pre-Masters date in 2014.
Not included in the 2013-14 lineup will be the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi, which has been moved from July when it was played opposite the Open Championship to the lead off position on the 2014-15 schedule. The only opposite-field events remaining on the schedule are the Puerto Rico Open, played the same week as the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, and the Reno-Tahoe Open, played during the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
The only other change to the 45-event schedule is the playoff format, which will be played in consecutive weeks beginning with The Barclays in late August. At the request of the PGA of America, the Tour moved the “bye” week, which came after the Deutsche Bank Championship this season, to the week after the Tour Championship to allow players bound for the Ryder Cup in Scotland a quick rest before the matches.
“Our captain (Tom Watson) felt like it was imperative that our players had a week off after to the Tour Championship and the beginning of the Ryder Cup,” said PGA president Ted Bishop last month. “Obviously the week off prior to the Ryder Cup, hopefully, will be good for our players.”