TPC Sawgrass to host '13 Tour finale


As expected, the Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass will host the fourth and final event of the Tour Finals, which begin next season. The PGA Tour announced Sunday that the $1 million Tour Championship will be played Sept. 26-29, 2013.

“Dye’s Valley has already proven to be one of the toughest venues on the Tour,” said Tour president Bill Calfee in a statement. “The pressure to perform under critical circumstances will be intense when the players come to Ponte Vedra Beach with one last chance to earn one of the 50 PGA TOUR cards.”

The players eligible for the four-tournament Tour Finals – which replace Q-School as the direct route to the PGA Tour – will include the top 75 money winners from the Tour money list, Nos. 126-200 on the FedEx Cup points list and non-members who have earned enough FedEx Cup points that would place them in the 126-200 range.

Those receiving the 50 PGA Tour cards, then, would be the 25 leading money winners on the Tour and the 25 players who earn the most cumulative money during the Tour Finals.

The schedule of events looks like this:

• Hotel Fitness Championship, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, in Fort Wayne, Ind.

• Chiquita Classic, Sept. 5-8, in Charlotte, N.C.

• Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, Sept. 12-15, in Columbus, Ohio

• Tour Championship, Sept. 26, 29, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.