PGA Tour Champions to Combine 2020-21 Season
PGA Tour Champions announced that the 2020 and 2021 seasons will combine to form one season.
That means the next Charles Schwab Cup champion will not be crowned until November of 2021.
“While we won’t have a Charles Schwab Cup champion in 2020, we feel that the combined schedule for 2020-21 is the best solution for everyone associated with PGA TOUR Champions. The wonderful support from the tournaments, title sponsors, Charles Schwab and the Player Advisory Council has helped us address some of the schedule complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result we have created solutions that best serve our members and our tournament communities,” said PGA TOUR Champions President Miller Brady.
This comes as the coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancelation of eight PGA Tour Champions tournaments.
The U.S. Senior Open, which was scheduled to be held in Newport, was also canceled.
The PGA Tour Champions season will resume on July 31 with The Alley Challenge at Warwick Hills in Michigan.
In addition to the combined season, the PGA Tour Champions have put in other measures to help offset the impact of the cancelation of some of the tournaments.
• In 2020, the field size of tournaments will increase from 78 to 81 players.
• In 2020, the three Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs events will be converted into 81-player fields.
• The Charles Schwab Cup Championship will be reduced from 72 to 54 holes.
Players will retain 2020 eligibility in 2021, except for the five players in the Q-School category.
Player awards will not be presented at the end of 2020.