PGA Tour rescheduled to accommodate Olympics

The 2016 Olympic Games have forced the PGA Tour to make one-off changes in their schedule for the 2015-16 season.

PGA Tour rescheduled to accommodate Olympics

The US PGA Championship (July 25-31), Travelers Championship (August 1-7) and John Deere Classic (August 8-14), are making a one-time shift before returning to their traditional dates for the 2016-17 season.

The Travelers Championship’s move from late June to early August will also allow significant course enhancements to be completed before the tournament.

Additionally, the Quicken Loans National (June 20-26), WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and Barracuda Championship (both June 27-July 3) are moving earlier on the schedule.

Dell comes in for Accenture as the new title sponsor of the WGC-Dell Match Play and CareerBuilder for Humana as the title sponsor of the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.

The Dell Match Play, which was held in San Francisco this year with Rory McIlroy winning at Harding Park at the beginning of May, shifts to March 21-27 at Austin Country Club in Dell’s hometown of Austin, Texas.

The CareerBuilder Challenge, formerly the Humana, is adding PGA WEST’s Stadium Course and Nicklaus Tournament Course to its three-course rotation while other significant moves see the McGladrey Classic moving from late October to November 16-22, the final week before the winter break.

The Quicken Loans National will move back to Congressional Country Club while the majors revisit familiar venues with the US Open at Oakmont near Pittsburgh, The Open Championship at Royal Troon and the US PGA at Baltusrol.

Two FedExCup Playoff events return to their 2012 venues: The Barclays toBethpage State Park’s Black Course and the BMW Championship to Crooked Stick in Indiana.

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