2019 PGA Championship moved to May, THE PLAYERS to March

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The PGA of America and the PGA TOUR officially announced Tuesday that beginning in 2019, the PGA Championship will move to May, while THE PLAYERS Championship will be held in March.

The PGA Championship - which will be held at Bethpage Black in 2019 - has traditionally been played in August as the season's final major, but will be sandwiched between The Masters and U.S. Open in May for the first time since 1949.

THE PLAYERS, meanwhile, will remain at TPC Sawgrass as one of the calendar's premiere non-majors, and will be played in March for the first time since 2007, when it moved to May.

"We are thrilled to announce these two significant changes, which will greatly enhance the professional golf calendar starting in 2019,” PGA TOUR commissioner Jay Monahan said. “Our thanks to the PGA of America for its partnership in what will allow both organizations to meet our short- and long-term objectives, while delivering incredibly compelling golf to our fans around the world.

"The calendar for the PGA TOUR season is among the most important and challenging aspects of our business, and the changes we’re unveiling today give significant flexibility to create a schedule including the FedExCup Playoffs that is in the best interests of players, fans, tournaments, communities and our partners, from start to finish."

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