Detroit’s Rocket Mortgage Classic PGA Tour Event Set for 2020

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Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, MI — July 29, 2019

The PGA Tour announced their 2020 Schedule with a change to the date of Detroit’s Rocket Mortgage Classic. The event at the Detroit Golf Club has been moved from late June to the week of Memorial Day, May 26-31.

The Detroit Golf Club

Changing the timing of the Rocket Mortgage Classic to the advantageous date at the end of May reflects the success the tournament enjoyed in its first year. Nate Lashley, who got into the Rocket Mortgage Classic as an alternate, put on a show for the fans to win his first event on the PGA Tour. The tournament sold out spectator tickets Friday thru Sunday.

Nate Lashley gives his caddy a hug after sinking the winning putt Sunday at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, MI – Photo: pgatour.com

Great News for the Detroit Golf Club

Jason Langwell, Executive Director of the Rocket Mortgage Classic commented on the date change. “We couldn’t be more excited about the dates the PGA TOUR has provided us, and we are looking forward to holding to another phenomenal tournament in 2020. Not only will the Rocket Mortgage Classic be a great way to kick off summer in Detroit immediately after the Memorial Day holiday, but we will once again have our tournament fall between two major championships – the PGA Championship and U.S. Open. We are confident that the Rocket Mortgage Classic will be an attractive option for many of the world’s top players, and allow us to recruit another exceptional field, just as we did for our inaugural tournament.”

PGA Tour Expands Schedule

The PGA Tour announced an expanded 2019-20 Season schedule of 49 FedExCup tournaments, featuring a dramatically changed opening segment and several
late-season adjustments to accommodate the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The schedule reflects a net increase of three tournaments over the current season. Eleven of the 46 Regular Season events will be conducted in the opening portion of the schedule between September and November. This segment includes two new tournaments in The ZOZO Championship in Japan and the Bermuda Championship. Plus the return of A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier and the Houston Open following one-year absences due to their transition from 2018 mid-season dates.

Later in the season, the Tour will have an open week during the men’s Olympic competition (week of July 27-August 2) before resuming with the Wyndham Championship and three FedExCup Playoffs events. Several changes also have been made leading up to the Olympics, most notably: the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit moving one month earlier to late May, and the World Golf Championships FedEx St. Jude Invitational and Barracuda Championship shifting from late July to the first week of the month, exchanging dates with the 3M Open in Blaine, Minnesota.

“After a very successful first year with our new schedule, we are thrilled to expand the number of events to 49 while maintaining a great flow from start-to-finish, allowing our fans to better engage and follow the Tour throughout the season,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan.

The FedExCup Playoffs wrap up the Season of Championships, which begins with The Players Championship (March 9-15), continues through the Masters Tournament (April 6-12), the PGA Championship (May 11-17), the U.S. Open (June 15-21), and The Open Championship (July 13-19).

Several new or familiar venues are included during this stretch, beginning with the PGA Championship visiting TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, the U.S. Open returning to Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, and The Open Championship going to Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, England.

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2019-2020 PGA Tour SCHEDULE

DATES
TOURNAMENT
LINKS NETWORK DEFENDING CHAMPION FEDEX CUP
POINTS
SEP 12 – 15
A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier
The Old White TPC,  White Sulphur Springs,  WV
GOLF CHANNEL, PGA TOUR LIVE Kevin Na
$1,314,000
500
SEP 19 – 22
Sanderson Farms Championship
CC of Jackson,  Jackson,  MS
GOLF CHANNEL Cameron Champ
$792,000
500
SEP 26 – 29
Safeway Open
Silverado Resort and Spa North,  Napa,  CA
GOLF CHANNEL Kevin Tway
$1,152,000
500
OCT 3 – 6
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
TPC Summerlin,  Las Vegas,  NV
GOLF CHANNEL Bryson DeChambeau
$1,260,000
500
OCT 10 – 13
Houston Open
GC of Houston,  Humble,  TX
GOLF CHANNEL Ian Poulter
$1,260,000
500
OCT 17 – 20
THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES
Nine Bridges,  Jeju Island,  KOR
GOLF CHANNEL Brooks Koepka
$1,710,000
500
OCT 24 – 27
The ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP
Accordia Golf Narashino CC,  Chiba,  JPN
GOLF CHANNEL 500
OCT 31 – NOV 3
Bermuda Championship
Port Royal GC,  Southampton,  BER
GOLF CHANNEL 300
OCT 31 – NOV 3
World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions
Sheshan International GC,  Shanghai,  CHN
GOLF CHANNEL Xander Schauffele
$1,700,000
550
NOV 14 – 17
Mayakoba Golf Classic
El Camaleon GC,  Playa del Carmen,  MEX
GOLF CHANNEL Matt Kuchar
$1,296,000
500
NOV 21 – 24
The RSM Classic
Sea Island Resort (Seaside),  Sea Island,  GA
GOLF CHANNEL Charles Howell III
$1,152,000
500
DEC 4 – 7
Hero World Challenge
Albany,  New Providence,  BAH
GOLF CHANNEL, NBC Jon Rahm
$1,000,000
DEC 12 – 15
Presidents Cup
Royal Melbourne GC,  Melbourne, Victoria,  AUS
GOLF CHANNEL United States
DEC 13 – 15
QBE Shootout
Tiburón GC,  Naples,  FL
GOLF CHANNEL Brian Harman,  Patton Kizzire
JAN 2 – 5
Sentry Tournament of Champions
Plantation Course at Kapalua,  Kapalua, Maui,  HI
Xander Schauffele
$1,300,000
500
JAN 9 – 12
Sony Open in Hawaii
Waialae CC,  Honolulu,  HI
Matt Kuchar
$1,152,000
500
JAN 16 – 19
Desert Classic
Stadium Course,  La Quinta,  CA
Adam Long
$1,062,000
500
JAN 23 – 26
Farmers Insurance Open
Torrey Pines GC (South),  San Diego,  CA
Justin Rose
$1,278,000
500
JAN 30 – FEB 2
Waste Management Phoenix Open
TPC Scottsdale,  Scottsdale,  AZ
Rickie Fowler
$1,278,000
500
FEB 6 – 9
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Pebble Beach GL,  Pebble Beach,  CA
Phil Mickelson
$1,368,000
500
FEB 13 – 16
The Genesis Invitational
Riviera CC,  Pacific Palisades,  CA
J.B. Holmes
$1,332,000
500
FEB 20 – 23
Puerto Rico Open
Coco Beach Golf & CC,  Rio Grande,  PUR
Martin Trainer
$540,000
300
FEB 20 – 23
World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship
Club de Golf Chapultepec,  Mexico City,  MEX
Dustin Johnson
$1,745,000
550
FEB 27 – MAR 1
The Honda Classic
PGA National (Champion),  Palm Beach Gardens,  FL
Keith Mitchell
$1,224,000
500
MAR 5 – 8
Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
Bay Hill Club & Lodge,  Orlando,  FL
Francesco Molinari
$1,638,000
500
MAR 12 – 15
THE PLAYERS Championship
TPC Sawgrass,  Ponte Vedra Beach,  FL
Rory McIlroy
$2,250,000
600
MAR 19 – 22
Valspar Championship
Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead),  Palm Harbor,  FL
Paul Casey
$1,206,000
500
MAR 26 – 29
Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship
Corales Golf Club,  Punta Cana,  DOM
Graeme McDowell
$540,000
300
MAR 26 – 29
World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play
Austin Country Club,  Austin,  TX
Kevin Kisner
$1,745,000
550
APR 2 – 5
Valero Texas Open
TPC San Antonio – AT&T Oaks,  San Antonio,  TX
Corey Conners
$1,350,000
500
APR 9 – 12
Masters Tournament
Augusta National GC,  Augusta,  GA
Tiger Woods
$2,070,000
600
APR 16 – 19
RBC Heritage
Harbour Town GL,  Hilton Head,  SC
C.T. Pan
$1,242,000
500
APR 23 – 26
Zurich Classic of New Orleans
TPC Louisiana,  Avondale,  LA
R. Palmer  /  J. Rahm
$1,051,200
400
APR 30 – MAY 3
Wells Fargo Championship
Quail Hollow Club,  Charlotte,  NC
Max Homa
$1,422,000
500
MAY 7 – 10
AT&T Byron Nelson
Trinity Forest Golf Club,  Dallas,  TX
Sung Kang
$1,422,000
500
MAY 14 – 17
PGA Championship
TPC Harding Park,  San Francisco,  CA
Brooks Koepka
$1,980,000
600
MAY 21 – 24
Charles Schwab Challenge
Colonial CC,  Fort Worth,  TX
Kevin Na
$1,314,000
500
MAY 28 – 31
Rocket Mortgage Classic
Detroit Golf Club,  Detroit,  MI
Nate Lashley
$1,314,000
500
JUN 4 – 7
the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
Muirfield Village GC,  Dublin,  OH
Patrick Cantlay
$1,638,000
500
JUN 11 – 14
RBC Canadian Open
St. George’s G&CC,  Toronto, ON,  CAN
Rory McIlroy
$1,368,000
500
JUN 18 – 21
U.S. Open
Winged Foot GC,  Mamaroneck,  NY
Gary Woodland
$2,250,000
600
JUN 25 – 28
Travelers Championship
TPC River Highlands,  Cromwell,  CT
Chez Reavie
$1,296,000
500
JUL 2 – 5
Barracuda Championship
Montreux G&CC,  Reno,  NV
Collin Morikawa
$630,000
300
JUL 2 – 5 Brooks Koepka
$1,745,000
550
JUL 9 – 12
John Deere Classic
TPC Deere Run,  Silvis,  IL
Dylan Frittelli
$1,080,000
500
JUL 16 – 19
Barbasol Championship
Keene Trace Golf Club,  Nicholasville,  KY
Jim Herman
$630,000
300
JUL 16 – 19
The Open Championship
Royal St. George’s GC,  Sandwich, Kent,  ENG
Shane Lowry
$1,935,000
600
JUL 23 – 26
3M Open
TPC Twin Cities,  Blaine,  MN
Matthew Wolff
$1,152,000
500
JUL 30 – AUG 2
Olympic Men’s Golf Competition
Kasumigaseki Country Club,  Saitama,  JPN
Justin Rose
AUG 6 – 9
Wyndham Championship
Sedgefield CC,  Greensboro,  NC
Brandt Snedeker
$1,080,000
500
AUG 13 – 16
THE NORTHERN TRUST
TPC Boston,  Norton,  MA
Bryson DeChambeau
$1,620,000
2,000
AUG 20 – 23
BMW Championship
Olympia Fields CC (North),  Olympia Fields,  IL
Keegan Bradley
$1,620,000
2,000
AUG 27 – 30
TOUR Championship
East Lake GC,  Atlanta,  GA
Tiger Woods
$1,620,000
2,000