"We are excited that THE NORTHERN TRUST will be played at Liberty National in 2019 and TPC Boston in 2020, as we rotate between Boston and New York/New Jersey as the host of THE NORTHERN TRUST", said Julie Tyson, Senior Vice President of Championship Management for the PGA TOUR.
Mahan, who played his collegiate golf at Oklahoma State, is no stranger to the Bluegrass. Also, the PGA is not taking the Players Championship's old date, but going a week later in May, meaning the annual Dallas and Forth Worth stops on the schedule had to be split.
Howell III, from Augusta, Ga., is a two-time victor on the PGA Tour who also won the 2000 NCAA Division I individual championship at Oklahoma State.
A revamped PGA Tour schedule for the 2018-19 season, with a shortened play-off race and a campaign ending in August, was unveiled on Tuesday (July 10) by Tour commissioner Jay Monahan.
Two new tournaments will be part of the new season, back-to back events to be played in Detroit and Minneapolis in late June and early July.
In March, the US Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia signed an agreement to strengthen tournament golf in Australia. He gained eligibility for the 2015 Web.com Tour and recorded a 3-shot victory in the 2017 El Bosque Mexico Championship, a springboard to finishing 19th on the regular-season money list to gain his 2017-18 PGA TOUR card.
All three tournaments will be played over consecutive weeks, starting with the Northern Trust from Aug 8-11 and finishing with the Tour Championship from Aug 22-25.
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The overhauled calendar, created to end before the National Football League season kicks off, will conclude with the Tour Championship from August 19-25 at Atlanta's East Lake Club.
The field of 132 players now represents close to 160 total TOUR victories including major championships, plus multiple Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup team appearances. Passes for Friday and Saturday will be $60.
All spectator parking for the Barbasol Championship will be at Keeneland with shuttle buses running to the course continuously throughout the day. The Aurora, Ont., club becomes the first GTA facility to hold the tournament since Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ont., hosted in 2001.
There will be no spectator parking at Champions at Keene Trace.
Premium packages will also be available for purchase, granting access into various clubs and suites along the course.
Now it's in a challenging spot between the Players and WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. It is unclear at this point if the schedule will allow for some spacing in the future.