PGA Tour Schedule - Dates, Locations, Coverage Of 2018 PGA Events

The US PGA Tour scedule lasts approximately nine months, beginning in the early part of January with the Tournament of Champions, and lasting through September at the TOUR Championship, with about 40 tournaments in total on the schedule. That's a ton of great golf to watch all season long, and longtime fans of the “Gentleman’s Game” and serious sports bettors alike line up by the droves to do just that! The 2018-2019 PGA Tour season is already gearing up to be an exciting one, with the coveted World Golf Rankings No. 1 spot and the FedEx Cup championship at stake, and, accordingly, players from all over the world will no doubt be looking looking to rise to the top of the leaderboards.

Understanding the inner workings of the PGA Tour Schedule will be an invaluable resource for you, whether you simply enjoy to watch high level golf being played every week or if you are more interested in testing your handicapping skills by wagering – and hopefully winning big – on your favorite sport. Whichever camp you find yourself in, all of us here at are aiming to provide you with all the information on this subject that you are likely to want or need. In the next few sections we’ll briefly go over the particulars of a few of the biggest upcoming tournaments on the PGA Tour, so read on to find out more.

Up Next: 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational

Just like every year since the start of this annual event way back in 1979, the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational will be held at the late, great Palmer’s private Bay Hill Club located just outside Orlando, Florida. Now named after Palmer – widely considered one of the best, and certainly among the most charismatic, figures in the sport for more than half a century – this particular tournament is one of just five on the PGA Tour Schedule that is officially “invitational.” That means that the field is reduced considerably, down to just 120 golfers, in fact – all of whom will vie for the $8.9 million purse. The 2018 Arnold Palmer International and other similar tournaments consequently doesn’t rely on the World Golf Ranking to determine their fields of entrants, making for some exciting matchups while at the same time not offering open qualifying on the Monday prior to the start of the tourney.

Current 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational Betting Odds

The leading legal online sportsbooks we recommend for our readers – those being Bovada, Bet365, BetOnline, SportsBetting, BetDSI and 5Dimes – not listing current 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational betting odds at this time. However, with several non-invitational tournaments already underway for this week it may be necessary to check back at our highest-rated sports betting sites into next week to see if the bookies are going to list odds for the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational. At any rate, the smart money to win this tournament outright is probably going to be on Jordan Spieth, the 2015 Masters Tournament winner, Dustin Johnson, the current No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, or Rory McIlroy, who is one the rebound from a somewhat disappointing 2017 season on the PGA Tour.

Coming Up: Corales Puntacana Resort And Club Championship

Making its PGA Tour debut for 2018 is the upcoming Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, held on one of the lushest stretches of land the verdant Caribbean island nation of the Dominican Republic has to offer. This particular tournament is one of the newer tournaments anywhere, being the first to be held in the country, and formerly a two-year feature on the Tour from 2016-2017. The unique features of the Corales Puntacana Resort And Club Championship are 300 FedEx Cup points awarded to the winner and a two-year PGA Tour exemption. However, the winner of this tournament does not get an automatic invitation to the upcoming Masters Tournament, the first of the four Majors tournaments on the PGA Tour, which is set to be held at the start of April in Augusta, Georgia.

Current Corales Puntacana Resort And Club Championship Betting Odds

Perhaps owing to the relative newness of this tournament, the leading legal offshore sports betting sites are not offering current Corales Puntacana Resort And Club Championship betting odds at this time. That isn’t to say that there won’t be any betting lines calculated and listed for this tournament, which is sure to attract some top-level talent, but with other, more established events going on around the same time it kind of makes sense. In that case, you may want to wait until next week at the earliest before you check the PGA Tour betting boards at Bovada, BetOnline, BetDSI, SportsBetting, Bet365 or 5Dimes for odds on the Corales Puntacana Resort And Club Championship. We would have to say the smart money would be last year’s winner, the American Nate Lashley, or the 2016 champ Dominic Bozzelli to hoist the trophy again for 2018.

Coming Soon: Houston Open

The Houston Open, typically held in late March or early April in sunny Southeast Texas to beat the always unexpected cold snaps that Florida often experiences that time of the year, is one of the most highly anticipated tournaments on the PGA Tour schedule because it immediately precedes the legendary Masters. Many players on the PGA Tour use the Houston Open as a sort of warm-up for the Masters – the first of the Tour’s Major tournaments of the year and inarguably the most significant from a money and bragging-rights perspective. Other players that may not be already qualified for participation in the Masters, and the Houston Open provides these players – who may even be outside the top 100 spots on the Official World Golf Rankings – their last possible chance to get into the field for Masters – but they’ll need to get a win in Texas first.

Current Houston Open Betting Odds

All the leading sports betting sites we recommend for our readers will usually offer current Houston Open betting odds on the week of the tournament, even if they don’t necessarily offer futures betting odds weeks in advance. Considering the importance placed on the Houston Open in terms of getting into the 2018 Masters Tournament, be on the look out for players farther down on the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) lineup to make a big push for a good showing at this event come late March. Last year’s winner, Russell Henley – a native of Macon, Georgia – qualified for last year’s Masters with his victory, though he finished tied for 11th, so not a bad result all things considered. We look for Henley, currently ranked 56 on the OWGR, to go for a repeat win, if, of course, he isn’t upset by another up-and-comer looking to make a splash on the PGA Tour by making the cut for the esteemed Masters field.

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2018 PGA Tour Schedule

The 2017-2018 PGA Tour schedule will have almost 50 total events set to take place throughout the season. If you are looking for which tournaments are on the schedule and when those tournaments will take place, you have found the right place. Below is the complete PGA Tour schedule for the 2017-2018 season, with listings for each event, from the Safeway open on Oct. 5, 2017, all the way through the Ryder Cup, which starts Sept. 28, 2018. In our schedule chart, you can find links to view thePGA betting odds for each event, including tee times, history of past tournament iterations, information about each of the courses, and much more. Check it out, and see what you think. We are here to help you get started placing wagers on this year’s PGA Tour Schedule.

Dates Completed Events Location Winner Prize
JAN 4 - 7 Sentry Tournament of Champions CordeValle GC,
San Martin, California
Dustin Johnson $1,260,000
Jan 11 - Jan 14 Sony Open in Hawaii Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, HI Patton Kizzire $1,116,000
Jan 18 - Jan 21 CareerBuilder Challenge The Club at PGA West, La Quinta, CA Jon Rahm $1,062,000
Jan 25 - Jan 30 Farmers Insurance Open Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla, CA Jason Day $1,242,000
Feb 1 - Feb 4 Waste Management Phoenix Open TPC Scottsdale Golf Course, Scottsdale, AZTPC Scottsdale Golf Course, Scottsdale, AZ Gary Woodland $1,242,000
Feb 8 - Feb 11 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Pebble Beach Resort, Pebble Beach, CA Ted Potter Jr. $1,332,000
Feb 15 - Feb 18 Genesis Open Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, CA Bubba Watson $1,296,000
Feb 22 - Feb 25 The Honda Classic PGA National Resort and Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, FL Justin Thomas $1,188,000
Mar 1 - Mar 4 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City, MEX Phil Mickelson $1,700,000
MAR 2 - 3 Puerto Rico Open Charity Day TPC Dorado Beach Resort, Dorado, PUR    
MAR 8 - 11 Valspar Championship Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, FL Paul Casey $1,170,000
MAR 15 - 18 Arnold Palmer Invitational Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, FL Rory McIlroy $1,602,000
MAR 21 - 25 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play Austin Country Club, Austin, TX Dustin Johnson $1,660,000
MAR 22 - 25 Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship Corales Golf Club, Punta Cana, DOM    
MAR 29 - APR 1 Houston Open GC of Houston, Humble, TX Russell Henley $1,260,000
APR 5 - 8 Masters Tournament Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA Sergio Garcia $1,980,000
APR 12 - 15 RBC Heritage Harbour Town GL, Hilton Head, SC Wesley Bryan $1,170,000
APR 19 - 22 Valero Texas Open TPC San Antonio - AT&T Oaks, San Antonio, TX Kevin Chappell $1,116,000
APR 26 - 29 Zurich Classic of New Orleans TPC Louisiana, Avondale, LA J. Blixt / C. Smith $1,022,400
MAY 3 - 6 Wells Fargo Championship Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC Brian Harman 1,350,000
MAY 10 - 13 THE PLAYERS Championship TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Si Woo Kim 1,890,000
MAY 17 - 20 AT&T Byron Nelson Trinity Forest Golf Club, Dallas, TX Billy Horschel $1,350,000
MAY 24 - 27 Fort Worth Invitational Colonial CC, Fort Worth, TX Kevin Kisner $1,242,000
MAY 31 - JUN 3 The Memorial Tournament Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, OH Jason Dufner $1,566,000
JUN 7 - 10 FedEx St. Jude Classic TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN Daniel Berger $1,152,000
JUN 14 - 17 U.S. Open Shinnecock Hills GC, Southampton, NY Brooks Koepka $2,160,000
JUN 21 - 24 Travelers Championship TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT Jordan Spieth $1,224,000
JUN 28 - JUL 1 The National TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, MD Kyle Stanley $1,278,000
JUL 5 - 8 The Greenbrier Classic The Old White TPC, White Sulphur Springs, WV Xander Schauffele $1,278,000
JUL 12 - 15 John Deere Classic TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL Bryson DeChambea $1,008,000
JUL 19 - 22 Barbasol Championship Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville, KY Grayson Murray $630,000
JUL 19 - 22 The Open Championship Carnoustie GC, Angus, SCO Jordan Spieth $1,845,000
JUL 26 - 29 RBC Canadian Open Glen Abbey GC, Oakville,Ontario, Can Jhonattan Vegas $1,080,000
AUG 2 - 5 Barracuda Championship Montreux G&CC, Reno, NV Chris Stroud $594,000
AUG 2 - 5 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational Firestone CC (South), Akron, OH Hideki Matsuyama $1,660,000
AUG 9 - 12 PGA Championship Bellerive CC, St. Louis, MO Justin Thomas $1,890,000
AUG 16 - 19 Wyndham Championship Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC Henrik Stenson $1,044,000
AUG 23 - 26 THE NORTHERN TRUST Ridgewood CC, Paramus, NJ Dustin Johnson $1,575,000
AUG 31 - SEP 3 Dell Technologies Championship TPC Boston, Norton, MA Justin Thomas $1,575,000
SEP 6 - 9 BMW Championship Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, PA Marc Leishman $1,575,000
SEP 20 - 23 TOUR Championship East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA Xander Schauffele $1,575,000
SEP 28 - 30 Ryder Cup Le Golf National, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, FRA United States

More About The PGA Tour

The PGA Tour is the governing body of professional golf in the USA in Europe (though each continent has its own sub-organization and its own sub-tours as well), and the organizing body of the biggest golf tour in the United States. Originally the PGA Tour was a part of the Professional Golf Association of America. However, all that changed in 1968 when the PGA Tour split off from the PGA of America to focus on Tour players, and away from golf club professionals. When the split from the PGA of America was made, it was known by the name of the Tournament Players Division, and it wasn't until 1975 that the name changed to what we know today as the PGA Tour today.

The creation of the PGA Tour changed the very nature of the ancient “Gentleman’s Game,” which, though the modern version originated in Scotland in the 15th century, probably has its genesis in distant antiquity. The PGA Tour allowed the sport to grow and develop into new and exciting markets all over the world, attracting top-level players and devoted fan interest far afield from golf’s home in Northwest Europe. Today, there are roughly a dozen major professional golf tours around the globe, and while the PGA Tour may not have a direct affiliation with them, it is because of these other tours that the game of golf is able to enjoy so much massive appeal to sports fans – and sports bettors – seemingly every on Earth.

That being said, the US PGA Tour is certainly the most popular – and prosperous - professional golf tour found anywhere in the world, as the best players based in the United States and international golfers alike compete in its 40-plus tournaments year in and year out. In fact, many international players have relocated to the United States to play on the PGA Tour year-round once they have either tapped out their own local tour or achieved a high enough level of proficiency to compete at the level of the PGA Tour. Indeed, the PGA Tour is widely considered to be the ultimate test of a golfer’s abilities, and all the best players eventually seek out the higher strata of competition – and the substantially larger market exposure and purses – found on the US Tour.

Like any organization that got its start as far back as 1929, the PGA Tour has quite naturally undergone significant changes over the course of time, and that was nowhere more apparent than in the last four to five decades. The game of golf has grown and expanded, and the PGA Tour looks to bring added excitement every season to hold on to that increased market share and notoriety. The creation of the World Golf Championship events, as well as more recent innovations like the FedEx Cup (basically a championship playoffs series for the top golfers in the world) shows that golf and the PGA Tour is not afraid to change things up. The goal all along has been to simultaneously improve the game of golf itself and to continually stoke interest and keep things exciting for the fans, of which diehard sports bettors are just one of the major subsets.

There were no changes made to the points system for the FedEx Cup (which was itself launched as recently as 2007 as an overall championship for golfers on the PGA Tour) for the 2017-2018 season. In fact, the last time any substantive changes were made to the system regarding how players retained their PGA Tour card came several years ago for the 2013-2014 season. At the time of the FedEx Cup’s inception, the official PGA Tour Money List was used to determine player rankings, seedings in upcoming tournaments and even things such as eligibility to compete in some events. However, for the 2013-2014 PGA Tour season the rules were changed such that the top 125 golfers that finish on the FedEx Cup points standings will retain their PGA Tour card. This move had the effect of encouraging players on the PGA Tour to pay close attention to their FedEx Cup points and their ranking from season to season and throughout the schedule.

For the first four months of the season, players will get the chance to play every week beginning on the West Coast for several weeks, before moving on the so-called “Florida Swing” for several more weeks. Scattered throughout the first third of the season the PGA Tour will also feature stops in Texas and other warmer climes. From there, we will start to move into the Major Championships portion of the yearly slate, which is really considered the heart of the season. But by the time the final Major of the year rolls around in August for the PGA Championship, the focus will then shift to the FedEx Cup Playoffs and the U.S. versus Europe tournament known as the Ryder Cup to close out the year.

Throughout the season, there are several big tournaments on the schedule. The inclusion of the World Golf Championships, along with the FedEx Cup playoffs, adds to the list of compelling events outside of the Major Championships. Of course, the PGA Tour season still revolves around the Majors - that won't change so long as these events, with their huge purses and international significance continues. But these other events that come about are every bit as good, and increasingly contain very deep fields of golfers to watch, follow and wager on.

There are three World Golf Championship events on the schedule. They are the WGC Accenture Match Play, the WGC Cadillac Championship, and the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Add those to the four playoff tournaments at the end of the year and that is seven huge tournaments outside of the Majors. That's not even including the flagship event that is the PLAYERS Championship in May. Add those together, plus The Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and the PGA Championship, and the PGA Tour season produces some great events. Best of all, serious fans can bet on the entire PGA Tour Schedule at leading legal offshore sports betting sites like Bovada, BetOnline, SportsBetting, BetDSI, 5Dimes and Bet365, so don’t miss a minute of the action.