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Spring brings change to Tour schedule

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The Heritage will remain on next year’s PGA Tour schedule but the reason, and the consequences, behind a recent spate of tournament musical chairs is unclear.

According to Tour chief of operations Rick George, the longtime event at Harbour Town Golf Links will be played April 21-24, a week later than it is traditionally held. The Texas Open will be played in Hilton Head’s normal spot, the week after the Masters April 14-17.

Although it remains unclear why the Tour agreed to the one-year move, the schedule tinkering was not seamless. Despite what George told the Associated Press, there is not an extra week between the Masters and Players Championship.

Instead, each event after the Texas Open will be moved back one week on the schedule starting with Hilton Head, the Zurich Classic (April 28-May 1), Wells Fargo Championship (May 5-7) and The Players (May 12-15).

The Colonial (May 19-22) and Byron Nelson Championship (May 26-29) were also pushed back a week and traded spots on next year’s schedule.