Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

PGA Tour to bring tournament to Detroit Golf Club in June 2019

PGA Tour to bring tournament to Detroit Golf Club in June 2019

The Detroit stop is wedged near the midway point between the U.S. Open and the British Open.

The new event in Detroit is a result of the Dan Gilbert-owned mortgage company pulling its funding from the defunct Quicken Loans National tournament in the Washington, D.C., area and shifting it to a tournament near its home base.

The PGA Tour is expected to announce a revamped playoff format later this year.

Still to be determined is when the new fall schedule will begin in 2019 and how many tournaments will be part of it. It will replace the 3M Championship, which is now a stop on the Champions Tour.

The Aon Risk Reward Challenge competition will take place over an entire season, and will feature the world's top golfers as they tackle some of the most "strategically challenging" holes across both the PGA Tour and LPGA schedules, a release said.

The wraparound season starts October 4-7 with the Safeway Open in Napa, California, one week after the Ryder Cup in France.

As previously announced, the Players Championship has reverted to March in order to accommodate the US PGA's switch to May, while the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, which replaces the Bridgestone Invitational, takes place immediately after the Open at Royal Portrush.

The U.S. Open will have a new lead-in event next summer as the RBC Canadian Open moves from late July to June 3-9, 2019, the week before the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

The 3M Open will be held two weeks before players head across the pond for The Open Championship, which will be held in Northern Ireland in 2019. The other World Golf Championships are the Mexico Championship (Mexico City, Mexico), the Dell Technologies Match Play (Austin, Texas) and the HSBC Champions (Shanghai, China).

The three playoff events are The Northern Trust at Liberty National in New Jersey; the BMW Championship at Medinah outside Chicago; and the Tour Championship, which will be August 22-25 at East Lake in Atlanta. FedEx first became the title sponsor in 1986 and has supported the tournament ever since.

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