The PGA Tour has announced the 2019 PGA Tour Champions schedule, with the 50-and-up docket boasting 27 official events, with several new sponsors and tournaments.
The nearly $58 million schedule starts in Hawaii from January 17-19 with the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai.
The Hoag Classic in California returns with a new sponsor, as the Newport Beach event ends its long run with Toshiba as title sponsor. Bridgestone becomes title sponsor of the Senior Players, which moves to Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.
The Mastercard Japan Championship is a new event in June, played as the name implies in Japan. This comes after a season without an event in Japan as the Japan Airlines Championship dropped after 2017.
The 3M Championship leaves the schedule to become a PGA Tour event.
The Charles Schwab Cup playoff docket remains the same, with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic kicking off the proceedings with 72 players from Oct. 18-20. The PowerShares QQQ Championship will have 54 players at Sherwood C.C. in California after a week off ahead of the 36-player Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Phoenix Country Club in Arizona.
2019 PGA Tour Champions schedule
- Jan. 17-19 (Saturday finish) -- Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, Hualalai Golf Course, Ka'upulehu-Kona, HI, $1,800,000
- Feb. 8-10 -- Boca Raton Championship, The Old Course at Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton, FL, $1,700,000
- Feb. 15-17 -- Chubb Classic, The Classics at Lely Resort, Naples, FL, $1,600,000
- March 1-3 -- Cologuard Classic, Omni Tucson National (Catalina Course), Tucson, AZ, $1,700,000
- March 8-10 -- Hoag Classic, Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, CA, $1,800,000
- March 29-31 -- Rapiscan Systems Classic, Fallen Oak, Biloxi, MS, $1,600,000
- April 19-21 -- Mitsubishi Electric Classic, TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, GA, $1,800,000
- April 26-28 -- Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge, Big Cedar Lodge (Top of the Rock, Mountain Top, Buffalo Ridge Springs Courses), Ridgedale, MO, $1,800,000
- May 3-5 -- Insperity Invitational, The Woodlands Country Club (Tournament Course), The Woodlands, TX (Houston), $2,200,000
- May 10-12 -- Regions Tradition, Greystone Golf & Country Club, Birmingham, AL, $2,400,000
- May 23-26 -- KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, NY, $3,250,000
- May 31 - June 2 -- Principal Charity Classic, Wakonda Club, Des Moines, IA, $1,850,000
- June 7-9 -- Mastercard Japan Championship, Narita Golf Club, Narita-shi, Chiba, Japan, $2,500,000
- June 21-23 -- American Family Insurance Championship, University Ridge Golf Course, Madison, WI, $2,000,000
- June 27-30 -- U.S. Senior Open Championship, The Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame, East Bend, IN, $4,000,000
- July 11-14 -- Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, Firestone Country Club, Akron, OH, $2,800,000
- July 25-28 -- Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex, Royal Lytham and St. Annes, Lytham, England, $2,000,000
- Aug. 16-18 -- Dick'S Sporting Goods Open, En-Joie Golf Course, Endicott, NY, $2,050,000
- Aug. 23-25 -- Boeing Classic, The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, WA, $2,100,000
- Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 -- Shaw Charity Classic, Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club, Calgary, AB, Canada, $2,350,000
- Sept. 13-15 -- The Ally Challenge, Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club, Grand Blanc, MI, $2,000,000
- Sept. 20-22 -- Sanford International, Minnehaha Country Club Sioux Falls, SD, $1,800,000
- Sept. 27-29 -- Pure Insurance Championship, Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course, Pebble Beach, CA, $2,100,000
- Oct 11-13 -- SAS Championship, Prestonwood Country Club Cary, NC, $2,100,000
- Oct. 18-20 -- Dominion Energy Charity Classic, The Country Club of Virginia (James River Course), Richmond, VA, $2,000,000
- Nov. 1-3 -- Invesco QQQ Championship, Sherwood Country Club Thousand Oaks, CA, $2,000,000
- Nov 7-10 -- Charles Schwab Cup Championship, Phoenix Country Club Phoenix, AZ, $2,500,000