PGA Cham­pi­onship to move in 2019

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

CHAR­LOTTE, N.C. — The Associated Press has learned the PGA Cham­pi­onship is mov­ing to May for the first time in 70 years when it goes to Beth­page Black in New York in 2019.

The move from Au­gust to May has been in the works for the last four years, and it in­volves The Play­ers Cham­pi­onship mov­ing from May back to its orig­i­nal March date.

Two of­fi­cials in­volved in the dis­cus­sions say the PGA of Amer­ica will discuss de­tails of the move as early as Tues­day at Quail Hol­low Club. They spoke to the AP on con­di­tion of anonymity Mon­day be­cause it has not been an­nounced.

The cat­a­lyst be­hind the change was golf’s re­turn to the Olympics. The PGA of Amer­ica is in­ter­ested in mov­ing into the mid­dle of the ma­jor cham­pi­onship sea­son in­stead of the end. It also loosens the sched­ule in Olympic years.

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