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PGA Tour Announces 2013-14 Season Openers; No Disney

By December 11, 2012

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The PGA Tour has announced the six tournaments that will make up the beginning of its 2013-14 season, the first PGA Tour season with the wraparound format (as opposed to a calendar-year schedule). The tournaments take place in October and November of 2013 - dates that in years past would have been part of the Fall Series portion of the schedule.

But the "Fall Series" is no more, at least as a distinct (and less valuable) part of the PGA Tour schedule: The six events listed below are part of the FedEx Cup schedule and award full FedEx Cup points.

The tour's Malaysia tournament plus the WGC HSBC Champions tournament are now "fully accredited," so to speak, by the PGA Tour: they are official tour events.

And one significant tournament is missing: the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, a k a "The Disney." The Walt Disney Resort tour stop has traditionally ended the PGA Tour season. Now, the tournament itself has ended. Children's Miracle Network had previously announced it was not returning as title sponsor, and a new title sponsor wasn't found. Reportedly, Disney wasn't all that interested in finding a new sponsor.

So the Disney tournament ends. It was played every year since 1971, when Jack Nicklaus won the inaugural tournament. He won it in 1972 and 1973, too. From 1974-81 it was a 2-man team tournament. It was always played at the Disney Resort, which it why, regardless of its official name, many fans simply referred to it as "The Disney."

Here are the six tournaments and tourney dates revealed by the PGA Tour for the start of the wraparound 2013-14 season:

2013-14 PGA Tour Season Openers
  • Oct. 10-13, 2013: Frys.com Open, San Martin, Calif.
  • Oct. 17-20, 2013: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Oct. 24-27, 2013: CIMB Classic, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2013: WGC HSBC Champions, Shanghai, China
  • Nov. 7-10, 2013: The McGladrey Classic, St. Simons Island, Ga.
  • Nov. 14-17, 2013: OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Following this portion of the schedule, the 2013-14 PGA Tour season goes on break. It will resume in January 2014.

See also:
2013 PGA Tour season schedule

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