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PGA Tour 2019-2020 changes schedules due to 2020 Summer Tokyo Olympic Games

PGA Tour 2019-2020 changes schedules due to 2020 Summer Tokyo Olympic Games

Some PGA Tour events that take place at the time of competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics will have to change the organization time.

Unlike the Rio 2016 Olympics, the PGA Tour on July 30th decided not to hold any prizes during the week of the golfers at the Tokyo Olympics next year. This forced WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational 2020 must take place in early July, instead of the end of the month as usual.

One of the reasons for the decision of the PGA Tour committee is because many stars are expected to be present in Tokyo next summer. As a rule, the world's top 60 golfers will be eligible to attend, in which each country has a maximum of four people. Three years ago, many big names missed the Rio Olympics because of fear of Zika virus.

Golf in the 2020 Olympics is expected to take place from July 30 to August 8 at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama. This is the most beautiful and prestigious golf course in the land of the rising sun, where the exchange of golf between US President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the star Hideki Matsuyama in 2017 took place.

Next to WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, the 3M Open tournament was also adjusted to be held in the last week of July 2020, right after the end of The Open and before the golfers boarded the Olympics. The Rocket Mortthing Classic is played in May instead of the end of June.

The PGA Tour season 2019-2020 will kick off September 12 by the event of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA. The Houston Open will also return after a year of absence and be rescheduled from April to October.

In the next 49 PGA Tour events, there are two new events, the Zozo Championship in Japan in late October (replacing CIMB Classic in Malaysia) and Bermuda Championship (taking place at the same time as the HSBC Champions in early November).