Changes made to 2013 PGA Tour rota

Finchem confirms new format

Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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The PGA Tour has announced several changes to its 2013 schedule - the last before it switches to a new format that will see the campaign start in autumn.

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem has confirmed there will be 36 tournaments in the regular season with four for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which will conclude at the Tour Championship at the end of September.

The Presidents Cup in Ohio will be played two weeks after the East Lake event and the 2013-14 season will then begin the week after that at the Frys.com Open.

“While the upcoming season is unique in that our traditional fall tournaments are shifting to the start of the 2013-2014 season, we are very excited about the change that will establish a definitive end to the Tour season at the Tour Championship,” said Finchem.

There have been some minor changes, not least the Mayakoba Golf Classic being moved from its normal slot in February to the beginning of the 2013-2014 FedExCup season.

The PGA have also increased the number of FedEx Cup points on offer for winning the Puerto Rico Open, the True South Classic and the Reno-Tahoe Open from 250 to 300 - a move made due to the three tournaments that clash with either majors or World Golf Championships.

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