The 2021-2022 PGA Tour schedule has been announced, with a significant overhaul to the 48-event docket that golf fans have been accustomed to seeing in recent years.
The most significant changes to the schedule are related to the strategic alliance between the PGA Tour and the European Tour that was announced in November 2020.
European Tour co-sanctioned, purse-boosted events
The two tours are co-sanctioning three events on their schedules, including the European Tour's Scottish Open, which has a new sponsor in Genesis, as well the Barbasol Championship and Barracuda Championship on the PGA Tour. The fields in all three events will feature a split of player availability between PGA Tour and European Tour pros, including spots for 50 European Tour players in the Barbasol and Barracuda Championships, which will be played opposite the Scottish Open and Irish Open.
The Genesis Scottish Open will remain part of the European Tour's Rolex Series. The Irish Open, which will not be co-sanctioned in 2022, will have a purse boosted by the PGA Tour to $6 million -- nearly double the amount offered this year.
FedEx Cup playoff changes
The FedEx Cup playoffs are changing for 2021-2022 as well. The series will remain at three events, but the Northern Trust will be replaced with the erstwhile WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The event will exit the World Golf Championships series and become the first playoff event, known as the FedEx St. Jude Championship.
The other two playoff events, the BMW Championship and the Tour Championship, remain, with the BMW Championship going to Wilmington Country Club in Delaware for 2022.
World Golf Championships halved
Since 2009, there have been four World Golf Championships events on the schedule. However, there are just two on the 2021-2022 schedule: the WGC-HSBC Champions in China from Oct. 28-31 and the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas from March 23-27.
With the Memphis-based event becoming a playoff event, the other change is the WGC-Mexico Championship dropping out of the series. A Mexico Championship is listed on the schedule as a full-field event.
The Florida Swing reunited
With the WGC-Mexico Championship, the PGA Tour's Florida Swing has been split up. However, with the event's exit from the World Golf Championships, the PGA Tour has brought back a Florida Swing that doesn't leave the state. The Players Championship anchors the swing, with the Valspar Championship back in March after being played in April/May this year at Innisbrook Resort.
The Asian Swing mostly returns to Asia
After a year in which the Zozo Championship and the CJ Cup were moved to the United States, only the CJ Cup remains in the States this season. The CJ Cup remains in Vegas, moving to Summit Club, while there are hopes to bring the Zozo and the WGC-HSBC Champions back to their home courses.
2021-2022 PGA Tour schedule
|Sept. 16-19||Fortinet Championship||Silverado Resort and Spa (North Course), Napa, Calif.||$7,000,000||Max Homa||Results|
|Sept. 23-26||Ryder Cup||Whistling Straits (Straits Course), Kohler, Wis.||N/A||USA||N/A|
|Oct. 30-3||Sanderson Farms Championship||The Country Club of Jackson, Jackson, Miss.||$7,000,000||Sam Burns||Results|
|Oct. 7-10||Shriners Children's Open||TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nev.||$7,000,000||Sungjae Im||Results|
|Oct. 14-17||The CJ Cup at Summit||The Summit Club, Las Vegas, Nev.||$9,750,000||Rory McIlroy||Results|
|Oct. 21-24||Zozo Championship||Narashino Country Club*, Chiba Prefecture, Japan||$9,950,000||Hideki Matsuyama||Results|
|Oct. 28-31||WGC-HSBC Champions||Sheshan Golf Club*, Shanghai, China||Canceled||None||Canceled|
|Oct. 28-31||Bermuda Championship||Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton, Bermuda||$6,500,000||Lucas Herbert||Results|
|Nov. 4-7||World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba||El Camaleón Golf Course at Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen, Mexico||$7,200,000||Viktor Hovland||Results|
|Nov. 11-14||Houston Open||Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston, Texas||$7,500,000||Jason Kokrak||Results|
|Nov. 18-21||The RSM Classic||Sea Island Golf Club (Seaside Course, Plantation Course), St. Simons Island, Ga.||$7,200,000||Talor Gooch||Results|
|Jan. 6-9||Sentry Tournament of Champions||Kapalua Resort (The Plantation Course), Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii||$8,200,000||Cameron Smith||Results|
|Jan. 13-16||Sony Open in Hawaii||Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii||$7,500,000||Hideki Matsuyama||Results|
|Jan. 20-23||The American Express||PGA West (Stadium Course, Nicklaus Tournament Course), La Quinta Country Club, La Quinta, Calif.||$7,600,000||Hudson Swafford||Results|
|Jan. 27-30||Farmers Insurance Open||Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course, North Course), San Diego, Calif.||$8,400,000||Luke List||Results|
|Feb. 3-6||AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am||Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore Course), Pebble Beach, Calif.||$8,700,000||Tom Hoge||Results|
|Feb. 10-13||Waste Management Phoenix Open||TPC Scottsdale (Stadium Course), Scottsdale, Arizona||$8,200,000||Scottie Scheffler||Results|
|Feb. 17-20||The Genesis Invitational||The Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.||$12,000,000||Joaquin Niemann||Results|
|Feb. 24-27||The Honda Classic||PGA National Resort & Spa (The Champion), Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.||$8,000,000||Sepp Straka||Results|
|March 3-6||Arnold Palmer Invitational||Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla.||$12,000,000||Scottie Scheffler||Results|
|March 3-6||Puerto Rico Open||Grand Reserve Country Club, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico||$3,700,000||Ryan Brehm||Results|
|March 10-13||The Players Championship||TPC Sawgrass (THE PLAYERS Stadium Course), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.||$20,000,000||Cameron Smith||Results|
|March 17-20||Valspar Championship||Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead Course), Palm Harbor, Fla.||$7,800,000||Sam Burns||Results|
|March 24-27||WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play||Austin Country Club, Austin, Texas||$12,000,000||Scottie Scheffler||Results|
|March 24-27||Corales Puntacana Championship||Puntacana Resort & Club (Corales Golf Course), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic||$3,700,000||Chad Ramey||Results|
|April 30-3||Valero Texas Open||TPC San Antonio (The Oaks Course), San Antonio, Texas||$8,600,000||JJ Spaun||Results|
|April 7-10||Masters Tournament||Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga.||$15,000,000||Scottie Scheffler||Results|
|April 14-17||RBC Heritage||Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, S.C.||$8,000,000||Jordan Spieth||Results|
|April 21-24||Zurich Classic of New Orleans||TPC Louisiana, Avondale, La.||$8,300,000||Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele||Results|
|April 28-1||Mexico Open||Vidanta Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico||$7,300,000||Jon Rahm||Results|
|May 5-8||Wells Fargo Championship||TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, Md.||$9,000,000||Max Homa||Results|
|May 12-15||AT&T Byron Nelson||TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas||$9,100,000||KH Lee||Results|
|May 19-22||PGA Championship||Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Okla.||TBA||Justin Thomas||Results|
|May 26-29||Charles Schwab Challenge||Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas||$8,400,000||Sam Burns||Results|
|June 2-5||the Memorial Tournament||Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio||$12,000,000||Billy Horschel||Results|
|June 9-12||RBC Canadian Open||St. George's Golf and Country Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada||$8,700,000||Rory McIlroy||Results|
|June 16-19||U.S. Open||The Country Club, Brookline, Mass.||TBA||Matt Fitzpatrick||Results|
|June 23-26||Travelers Championship||TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.||$8,300,000||Xander Schauffele||Results|
|July 30-3||John Deere Classic||TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill.||$7,100,000||JT Poston||Results|
|July 7-10||Genesis Scottish Open||The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland||$8,000,000||Xander Schauffele||Results|
|July 7-10||Barbasol Championship||Keene Trace Golf Club (Champions Course), Nicholasville, Ky.||$3,700,000||Trey Mullinax||Results|
|July 14-17||The Open Championship||St. Andrews Links (Old Course), St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland||TBA||Cam Smith||Results|
|July 14-17||Barracuda Championship||Tahoe Mountain Club (Old Greenwood), Truckee, Calif.||$3,700,000||Chez Reavie||Results|
|July 21-24||3M Open||TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minnesota||$7,500,000||Tony Finau||Results|
|July 28-31||Rocket Mortgage Classic||Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Mich.||$8,400,000||Tony Finau||Results|
|Aug. 4-7||Wyndham Championship||Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, N.C.||$7,300,000||Tom Kim||Results|
|Aug. 11-14||FedEx St. Jude Championship||TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tenn.||$15,000,000||Will Zalatoris||Results|
|Aug. 18-21||BMW Championship||Wilmington Country Club (South Course), Wilmington, Dela.||$15,000,000||Patrick Cantlay||Results|
|Aug. 25-28||Tour Championship||East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga.||$75,000,000||Rory McIlroy||Results|