2019–20 PGA Tour

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The 2019–2020 PGA Tour is the 105th season (53rd since separating from the PGA of America) of the United States-based elite men's professional golf circuit. The season started on September 12, 2019, and is due to conclude with the 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs which last from August 20 until September 7, 2020.

2019–2020 PGA Tour season
DurationSeptember 12, 2019 (2019-09-12) – September 7, 2020 (2020-09-07)
Number of official events36 (originally 49)

The season was effectively suspended on March 12 with the cancellation of the Players Championship after the first round due to growing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Several more tournaments were later canceled or postponed, including all four major championships, the two remaining World Golf Championships and the Tokyo Summer Olympics. The tour resumed on June 11 with the Charles Schwab Challenge, with measures in place to mitigate the risk of virus transmission. The following week at the RBC Heritage, Nick Watney became to first player to test positive for coronavirus.[1]

Changes from the previous seasonEdit

Rule changesEdit

The number of players making a 36-hole cut was reduced from top 70 and ties to top 65 and ties. The 54-hole secondary cut, previously in effect when more than 78 players made a 36-hole cut, was eliminated.[2][3]

Tournament changesEdit

ScheduleEdit

Coronavirus pandemicEdit

The tournament schedule has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The PGA Tour played the first round of the 2020 Players Championship on March 12, and stated that subsequent rounds and tournaments would continue behind closed doors.[4] However, the PGA Tour later announced that, "based on the rapidly changing situation", the rest of the tournament had been cancelled, as well as the next three events on the schedule (the Valspar Championship, WGC Match Play, and Valero Texas Open).[5] On March 13, Augusta National Golf Club announced that it would postpone the Masters Tournament—the first men's major of the golf season; the tournament was to begin April 9.[6] On March 17, the tour announced the cancellation of all scheduled tournaments through May 10 (the RBC Heritage, Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Wells Fargo Championship and AT&T Byron Nelson) and confirmed the postponement of the PGA Championship, scheduled to begin May 14, by the PGA of America.[7]

On April 16, the tour announced several changes to the remaining schedule, with the intention of restarting with the Charles Schwab Challenge, which was moved from May 18–24 to June 11–14. Several tournaments were also rescheduled, including the RBC Heritage (which had earlier been canceled) the Memorial Tournament and the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, and others were canceled, including the RBC Canadian Open. Furthermore, the tour also announced that three invitationals (Colonial, Heritage, Memorial) would be expanded from the usual 120-player field to become full-field (144 golfer) events.[8]

During the hiatus, two charity exhibition matches were held. The first was a skins game, titled TaylorMade Driving Relief, held at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida on May 17, featuring Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff.[9][10] The second was a better ball pro-celebrity match play, titled The Match: Champions for Charity, featuring Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady.

The tour resumed without spectators in mid-June with the Charles Schwab Challenge. The Memorial Tournament in mid-July was planned to be the first event to welcome back fans, but those plans were canceled the week before the tournament.[11] On July 13, the tour announced that the remainder of the season would be played behind closed doors.[12]

Official eventsEdit

The following table lists official events for 2019–20.[13]

Date Tournament Location Winner[a] OWGR
points[b]
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Notes
Sep 15 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier West Virginia   Joaquín Niemann (1) 32 7,500,000 1,350,000
Sep 22 Sanderson Farms Championship Mississippi   Sebastián Muñoz (1) 26 6,600,000 1,188,000
Sep 29 Safeway Open California   Cameron Champ (2) 48 6,600,000 1,188,000
Oct 6 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Nevada   Kevin Na (4) 54 7,000,000 1,260,000
Oct 13 Houston Open Texas   Lanto Griffin (1) 24 7,500,000 1,350,000
Oct 20 CJ Cup South Korea   Justin Thomas (11) 52 9,750,000 1,755,000
Oct 28[c] Zozo Championship Japan   Tiger Woods (82) 64 9,750,000 1,755,000 New tournament; co-sanctioned with the Japan Golf Tour
Nov 3 WGC-HSBC Champions China   Rory McIlroy (18) 60 10,250,000 1,745,000 World Golf Championships
Nov 3 Bermuda Championship Bermuda   Brendon Todd (2) 24 3,000,000 540,000 New tournament; alternate event
Nov 18[d] Mayakoba Golf Classic Mexico   Brendon Todd (3) 34 7,200,000 1,296,000
Nov 24 RSM Classic Georgia   Tyler Duncan (1) 28 6,600,000 1,188,000
Jan 5 Sentry Tournament of Champions Hawaii   Justin Thomas (12) 48 6,700,000 1,340,000 Winners-only event
Jan 12 Sony Open in Hawaii Hawaii   Cameron Smith (2) 46 6,600,000 1,188,000
Jan 19 The American Express California   Andrew Landry (2) 40 6,700,000 1,206,000 Pro-am
Jan 26 Farmers Insurance Open California   Marc Leishman (5) 54 7,500,000 1,350,000
Feb 2 Waste Management Phoenix Open Arizona   Webb Simpson (6) 54 7,300,000 1,314,000
Feb 9 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am California   Nick Taylor (2) 42 7,800,000 1,404,000 Celebrity pro-am
Feb 16 Genesis Invitational California   Adam Scott (14) 70 9,300,000 1,674,000 Invitational
Feb 23 WGC-Mexico Championship Mexico   Patrick Reed (8) 70 10,500,000 1,820,000 World Golf Championships
Feb 23 Puerto Rico Open Puerto Rico   Viktor Hovland (1) 24 3,000,000 540,000 Alternate event
Mar 1 The Honda Classic Florida   Im Sung-jae (1) 46 7,000,000 1,260,000
Mar 8 Arnold Palmer Invitational Florida   Tyrrell Hatton (1) 66 9,300,000 1,674,000 Invitational
Mar 15 The Players Championship Florida Canceled after round one 15,000,000 2,700,000 Flagship event
Mar 22 Valspar Championship Florida Canceled 6,900,000 1,242,000
Mar 29 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Texas Canceled 10,500,000 1,820,000 World Golf Championships
Apr 5 Valero Texas Open Texas Canceled 7,700,000 1,386,000
Apr 26 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Louisiana Canceled 7,400,000 1,069,300
(each)
Team event
May 3 Wells Fargo Championship North Carolina Canceled 8,100,000 1,458,000
May 10 AT&T Byron Nelson Texas Canceled 8,100,000 1,458,000
Jun 14 RBC Canadian Open Ontario Canceled[e] 7,800,000 1,404,000
Jun 14
May 24[f]
Charles Schwab Challenge Texas   Daniel Berger (3) 72 7,500,000 1,350,000
Jun 21
Apr 19[f]
RBC Heritage South Carolina   Webb Simpson (7) 72 7,100,000 1,278,000
Jun 28 Travelers Championship Connecticut   Dustin Johnson (21) 68 7,400,000 1,332,000
Jul 5
May 31[f]
Rocket Mortgage Classic Michigan   Bryson DeChambeau (6) 48 7,500,000 1,350,000
Jul 12[g] John Deere Classic Illinois Canceled 6,200,000 1,116,000
Jul 12 Workday Charity Open[17][18] Ohio   Collin Morikawa (2) 62 6,200,000 1,116,000 New tournament
Jul 19 The Open Championship
England Canceled[h] 10,750,000 1,935,000 Major championship
Jul 19 Barbasol Championship Kentucky Canceled[e] 3,500,000 630,000 Alternate event
Jul 19
Jun 7[f]
Memorial Tournament Ohio   Jon Rahm (4) 76 9,300,000 1,674,000
Jul 26 3M Open Minnesota   Michael Thompson (2) 38 6,600,000 1,188,000
Aug 2
Jul 5[f]
WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Tennessee   Justin Thomas (13) 76 10,500,000 1,820,000 World Golf Championships
Aug 2
Jul 5[f]
Barracuda Championship Nevada   Richy Werenski (1) 24 3,500,000 630,000 Alternate event
Aug 9
May 17[i]
PGA Championship California   100 11,000,000 1,980,000 Major championship
Aug 16
Aug 9
Wyndham Championship North Carolina   6,400,000 1,152,000
Aug 23
Aug 16
The Northern Trust Massachusetts   9,500,000 1,710,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Aug 30
Aug 23
BMW Championship Illinois   9,500,000 1,710,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 7
Aug 30
Tour Championship Georgia   n/a[j] FedEx Cup Playoffs
Tournaments postponed into 2020–21 season
Sep 20
Jun 21[i]
U.S. Open New York   100 12,500,000 2,250,000 Major championship
Sep 27
Mar 29[f]
Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship Dominican Republic   3,000,000 540,000 Alternate event
Nov 15
Apr 12[i]
Masters Tournament Georgia   100 11,500,000 2,070,000 Major championship
  1. ^ Numbers in parenthesis next to player's name note official PGA Tour career wins, including any which may have occurred in previous seasons as well as current season.
  2. ^ Except for the major championships, which have fixed points allocations, points listed for tournaments that have not been completed are official projections based on the expected field and/or minimum points allocations. Final allocations are usually published the day after completion of all tournaments eligible for ranking points that week.[14][15]
  3. ^ Finished on Monday due weather.
  4. ^ Finished on Monday due weather.
  5. ^ a b Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.[8]
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Rescheduled due to COVID-19 pandemic.[8]
  7. ^ Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.[16]
  8. ^ Canceled due to coronavirus pandemic.[19]
  9. ^ a b c Rescheduled due to coronavirus pandemic.[19]
  10. ^ The Tour Championship has no stand-alone purse and does not carry official money; the tournament directly determines the assignment of the FedEx Cup bonus pool money, including $15,000,000 to the winner.[20]

Unofficial eventsEdit

The following events do not carry FedEx Cup points or official money.

Date Tournament Location Winner(s) OWGR
points
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Notes
Oct 21 The Challenge: Japan Skins Japan   Jason Day n/a 350,000 210,000 4-player field
Part of Zozo Championship events
Dec 7 Hero World Challenge Bahamas   Henrik Stenson 46 3,500,000 1,000,000 18-player field
Dec 15 Presidents Cup Australia   U.S. Team n/a Two 12-man teams
Dec 15 QBE Shootout Florida   Rory Sabbatini &
  Kevin Tway
n/a 3,300,000 410,000
(each)
12 two-player teams
May 17 TaylorMade Driving Relief Florida   Dustin Johnson &
  Rory McIlroy
n/a 2 two-player teams
May 24 The Match: Champions for Charity Florida   Tiger Woods &
  Peyton Manning
n/a[a] 2 two-player teams
Aug 2 Olympic Games Japan Postponed n/a 60-player field
Postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic
  1. ^ $10 million in charitable donations being made to COVID-19 charities.

Location of tournamentsEdit

The tournament locations below represent the original schedule, before any changes due to COVID-19.

FedEx CupEdit

Points distributionEdit

The distribution of points for 2020 PGA Tour events is:

Finishing position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 20th 30th 40th 50th 60th
Majors & Players Championship 600 330 210 150 120 110 100 94 88 82 51 32 18 10 6
World Golf Championships 550 315 200 140 115 105 95 89 83 78 51 32 18 10 6
Other PGA Tour events 500 300 190 135 110 100 90 85 80 75 45 28 16 8.5 5
Team event (each player) 400 163 105 88 78 68 59 54 50 46 17 5 2 0 0
Alternate events 300 165 105 80 65 60 55 50 45 40 28 17 10 5 3
Playoff events 2000 1200 760 540 440 400 360 340 320 300 180 112 64 34 20

Tour Championship starting strokes, based on position in the FedEx Cup rankings after the BMW Championship:

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th–10th 11th–15th 16th–20th 21st–25th 26th–30th
Starting strokes −10 −8 −7 −6 −5 −4 −3 −2 −1 Even

LeadersEdit

Standing of players within the Top 30 FedEx Cup rankings (through 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational):

Pos. Player Players & Majors World Golf Champ. Top 10s in other PGA Tour events Regular
season
points
Playoffs[a] Total
points
Tour Champ.[b] Tmts Money ($m)[c]
Nat. Name Ply Mas PGA USO Opn Cha Mex MP Inv 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 NoTr BMW Start Final Basic Wynd.
Top10
FedEx
Bonus
1   Thomas C
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1st T4 1st 1st T3 T10 T8 2nd 2,349 14
2   Simpson T61 T12 T7 2nd 3rd 1st 1st T8 1,726 10
3   Im T11 T29 T35 2nd T3 T10 1st 3rd T10 1,561 21
4   DeChambeau 2nd T30 T4 T5 4th T3 T8 T6 1st 1,542 13
5   McIlroy 1st 5th T47 T3 T3 T5 T5 1,302 11
6   Morikawa T42 T12 T10 T7 T9 2nd 1st 1,302 17
7   Reed T8 1st T47 T2 T6 T7 T10 1,290 15
8   Berger T2 T9 T5 T4 1st T3 1,284 13
9   Todd 37 T15 1st 1st 4th 1,260 20
10   Rahm T3 T52 2nd T9 1st 1,232 11
11   Schauffele 2nd T14 T6 T10 T2 T3 1,181 14
12   Griffin T29 1st T7 T9 1,108 23
13   Ancer T4 T12 T15 T8 2nd 2nd 1,087 16
14   Leishman T42 T52 3rd 1st 2nd 1,086 14
15   Muñoz T14 T7 1st 3rd 1,042 21
16   Na T9 T35 1st 5th 9th 1,036 17
17   Hatton T14 T6 T69 T6 1st T3 T4 1,025 7
18   Matsuyama T11 T6 T20 T3 2nd T5 989 16
19   Streelman T35 T4 2nd 2nd T7 904 20
20   Long T2 8th 2nd 882 21
21   Champ T25 1st 874 16
22   Niemann T52 1st T5 T5 867 18
23   Palmer T15 T4 T8 2nd 826 15
24   Hovland T59 T10 1st 3rd 817 16
25   D. Johnson T48 T12 T7 T10 1st 801 10
26   Smith T60 T22 T59 T3 1st 796 15
27   Finau T53 T65 T9 T6 2nd 8th T3 792 16
28   Scheffler T26 T15 T7 T3 T5 3rd 785 19
29   English T3 T6 T4 5th T9 778 15
30   Woodland T12 T57 T3 5th T7 T8 9th T5 736 14
  1. ^ The top 125 point scorers in the regular season retain their tour card for the following season, and qualify for The Northern Trust. The top 70 points scorers after The Northern Trust qualify for the BMW Championship.
  2. ^ The top 30 point scorers after the BMW Championship qualify for the Tour Championship. Each player begins with a score adjustment to par determined by their point ranking, the lowest scorers in the Tour Championship in addition to this adjustment win the FedEx Cup.
  3. ^ In addition to tournament prize money, the top ten regular season point scorers receive a share of a $10m bonus, and the $60m FedEx Cup postseason bonus money is distributed based upon standings after the Tour Championship.

Ref:[21][22]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  10. ^ Leonard, Tod (May 4, 2020). "Televised charity skins match pitting Rory-DJ vs. Fowler-Wolff set for May 17". Golf Digest. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
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  15. ^ "Events | PGA Tour | 2020". Official World Golf Ranking. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  16. ^ "2020 John Deere Classic canceled due to area restrictions, related concerns". PGA Tour. May 28, 2020. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  17. ^ Harig, Bob (June 2, 2020). "Tour: Event in Columbus to replace John Deere". ESPN. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
  18. ^ "Workday to sponsor official Tour event at Muirfield Village". PGA Tour. June 2, 2020. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
  19. ^ a b "The Open cancelled; Masters, US Open & US PGA Championship rescheduled". BBC Sport. April 6, 2020. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
  20. ^ "How it works: Tour Championship". PGA Tour. August 18, 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  21. ^ "FedExCup Standings". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  22. ^ "Official Money". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 4, 2019.

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