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What’s Left on the PGA Tour in 2020?

by Altaf Shaikh
What's Left on the PGA Tour in 2020?

Even though the year has been hectic, the PGA Tour is still going strong. There are several exciting tournaments coming up in October, November, and December to look forward to. We’re going to outline the biggest tournaments remaining on the Tour, including the dates, a little bit about the tournament itself, and which golf club is hosting it.

Taking home the trophy in any of these tournaments is a great addition to any player’s golf career.

October 15 to 18 – The CJ Cup at Shadow Creek

First up in the PGA Tour’s schedule is the CJ Cup at the legendary Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, Nevada. Debuting in October 2017, the CJ Group sponsors this tournament. The first three editions of the CJ Cup took place in Jeju Island, South Korea, at the Nine Bridges Golf Club. This year, it’s going to be part of the Las Vegas Swing at Shadow Creek. There are 78 players competing for a purse that stands at $9,750,000.

October 22 to 25 – Zozo Championship at Sherwood Country Club

Next up is the Zozo Championship that was originally sanctioned and hosted in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture in Japan’s Greater Tokyo area. This tournament is a co-sanctioned event by the PGA Tour and the Japan Golf Tour, and this makes it the first PGA sanctioned tour in Japan that extends through 2025. However, the 78 players will compete for an $8,000,000 purse in Lake Sherwood, California, in the Sherwood Country Club in 2020.

October 29 to November 1 – Bermuda Championship at Port Royal Golf Course

This championship first debuted in October and November 2019 on the PGA Tour as part of the upcoming 2020 Tour. It was originally played in Southampton Parish, Bermuda, as an alternative event opposite of the WCG-HSBC Champions. However, the 2020 WCG-HSBC Champions was canceled in 2020, and this boosted the Bermuda Championship to a FedEx cup point event status. Whichever golfer wins the $4,000,000 purse will earn a 2021 Masters Tournament invite.

November 5 to 8 – Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course

The Houston Open recently went through some restructuring that bumped it off the 2019 PGA Tour and brought it back for the 2020 PGA Tour. This year is the first it’ll play out at the Memorial Park Municipal Golf Course as it’s been newly renovated. They used input from golfer Brooks Koepka to redesign the course, and players will compete for a $7,000,000 purse.

November 12 to 15 – Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club

Hailed as one of the biggest events in the golf world, the Masters Tournament is in its 84th edition in 2020. Originally scheduled for April 9 to 12, it was held back to November due to world events. This tournament will play out at the Augusta National Golf Club without any spectators with 96 players. Another change is that for the first time since 1963, residents of the UK won’t get any live coverage of the tournament on free to air television as Sky Sports secured exclusive broadcasting rights.

November 19 to 22 – RSM Classic at Sea Island Resort

Debuting in 2010 on St. Simons Island at the Sea Island Golf Club, the RSM Classic is a large tournament that routinely hosts up over 150 players. It was originally the McGladrey Classic until it changed due to sponsors in 2015. It’s played on two courses, including Sea Island’s Plantation course, and it’s the final PGA Tour event in the calendar year with a purse of $6,600,000.

December 3 to 6 – Hero World Challenge in Albany

Originating in 2000, the Hero World Challenge is a small and select tournament hosted by Tiger Woods. It takes place every December, and it currently offers spots for the top 18 golf pros. All proceeds benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation.

December 3 to 6 – Mayakoba Golf Classic – El Camaleon Golf Club

Played in Mexico, this tournament debuted in February 2007. It gained the title of being the first PGA Tour event held in Mexico this century. It was originally an alternative event before switching to a primary event in 2007. Players battle it out for a $7,200,000 purse.

December 11 to 13 – QBE Shootout at Tiburon Golf Course

The final event on the PGA tour for 2020 is the QBE Shootout in Naples, Florida. This is a team-style golf tournament, and it is an unofficial money event. There are three rounds with teams of two and 54-stoke hole play. The purse stands at $3,600,000, and the winning team will split it.

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