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 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 Players Championship - often described as the unofficial fifth major - has been moved to March from its previous date in May, with the end-of-season FedEx Cup play-offs shortened to three events and finishing on 25 August.

After months of teasing, the PGA Tour's return to MI got a name, date and confirmation of location Tuesday.

Behind the tighter schedule was a desire for the tour to complete its season at the Tour Championship before the start of college football and the NFL.

Jay Monahan, commissioner of the PGA Tour, added: "The Aon Risk Reward Challenge is an authentic fit for our sport that will resonate with players and fans while providing Aon an intuitive way to reinforce how their firm creates value for its clients".

Next year's Northern Trust will return to Liberty National in Jersey City, New Jersey, before heading to TPC Boston in 2020.

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Houston and Greenbrier are to return to the fall portion of the schedule in 2019.

The 2018-19 season tees off October 4-7 with the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif.

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 PGA Championship will be May 16-19 at Bethpage Black on Long Island, splitting part of the Texas swing - the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas will be the week before the PGA, and the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial will be the week after the PGA. The Dell Technologies Championship, formerly the Deutsche Bank Championship, ends after its 2018 event. FedEx first became the title sponsor in 1986 and has supported the tournament ever since.

The WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational will be one of four World Golf Championships events on the 2018-19 PGA TOUR schedule sanctioned and organized by the International Federation of PGA Tours.

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