Korn Ferry Tour announces revised 2020 schedule, additional events
The Korn Ferry Tour schedule is officially set for the remainder of 2020. The new slate, which features five new events, gets started June 8 at TPC Sawgrass’ Dye Valley Course in the backyard of the PGA Tour headquarters.
The Korn Ferry Tour has been shuttered since mid-March, much like other professional sports leagues around the country, after playing just six events. The June 8 restart date mirrors that of the PGA Tour, which plans to return at Colonial in a little over a month. And like the PGA Tour, the first four events of the restart will be closed to the general public.
In total, there will be 17 events played for the 2020 season. These 17 events will be combined with the yet-to-be-announced 2021 schedule for an unprecedented 2020-21 wraparound season.
The PGA Tour announced last week that because of the schedule shakeups, no players would lose their status at the conclusion of the season, and with that, no members of the Korn Ferry Tour would graduate at season’s end. However, the Tour will offer performance benefits for the top 10 Korn Ferry Tour players by guaranteeing them starts in the PGA Tour’s opposite field events.
“While we won’t have the opportunity to graduate a Korn Ferry Tour Class in 2020, we feel our reimagined wraparound schedule — with newly created playing opportunities — is the best solution to our season that has been disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis,” said Korn Ferry Tour President Alex Baldwin in a press release.
The new schedule can be seen below:
June 8-14: Korn Ferry Challenge at TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (New event)
June 15-20: The King & Bear Classic at World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Fla. (New event)
June 22-28: Utah Championship, Farmington, Utah
June 29-July 5: TPC Colorado Championship, Berthoud, Colo. (originally July 9-12)
July 6-12: TPC San Antonio Challenge at the Canyons, San Antonio, Texas (New event)
July 13-18: TPC San Antonio Championship at the Oaks, San Antonio, Texas (New event)
July 20-26: Price Cutter Charity Championship, Springfield, Mo.
July 27-August 2: Pinnacle Bank Championship, Omaha, Neb.
Aug. 3-9: WinCo Foods Portland Open, North Plains, Ore.
Aug. 10-16: Albertsons Boise Open, Boise, Idaho
Aug. 17-23: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 24-30: Korn Ferry Tour Championship, Newburgh, Ind.
Aug. 31-September 6: Lincoln Land Championship, Springfield, Ill. (originally May 21-24)
Sept. 7-13 : Evans Scholars Invitational, Chicago, Ill. (originally July 16-19)
Sept. 21-27: Wichita Open, Wichita, Kan. (originally June 18-21)
Sept. 28-October 4: Savannah Golf Championship, Savannah, Ga. (originally April 2-5)
Oct. 5-11: Orange County National Championship, Winter Garden, Fla. (New event)