What to Expect from the PGA Tour Fall Schedule for the 2022-2023 Season
The PGA Tour has announced its Fall schedule for the 2022-2023 season. The season will begin with the Fortinet Championship at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California on September 15-18. This Fall, the tour will visit a variety of courses across the United States, including many fan-favorite venues. Also, keep an eye out for our overview of the LIV Golf Tour Fall schedule!
Fortinet Championship, Sept. 15-18
Location: Napa, California
Course: Silverado Resort and Spa North Course
Defending Champion: Max Homa
Held since 2007, when it replaced the Frys.com Open and Safeway Open as the opening event of the PGA Tour season. Sometimes mistakingly referred to as the “Fortnite” Championship, this year’s Fortinet Championship will go head-to-head with the LIV Tour’s Golf Invitational Chicago this year, which is being played the same weekend.
Presidents Cup, Sept. 22-25
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Course: Quail Hollow Club
Defending Champion: United States
Returning to American soil at the usual site of the Wells Fargo Championship and the 2017 PGA Championship in Charlotte, NC (my home-town!). The United States has won every previous Presidents Cup, with the exception of 1998.
Sanderson Farms Championship, Sept. 29-Oct. 2
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Course: The Country Club of Jackson
Defending Champion: Sam Burns
Part of the PGA Tour schedule for over 50 years, this tournament has been held in Jackson since 2014.
Shriners Children’s Open, Oct. 6-9
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Course: TPC Summerlin
Defending Champion: Sungjae Im
When the tournament was founded in 1983, it consisted of five rounds and 90 holes and had the highest purse on Tour at $750,000. The tournament’s format was changed to 72 holes in 2004. The LIV Golf Tour will also be hosting an event in Bangkok, Thailand this weekend.
Zozo Championship, Oct. 13-16
Location: Chiba, Japan
Course: Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club
Defending Champion: Hideki Matsuyama
Making its debut in 2019 as the first PGA Tour event to be held in Japan, this event has proved to be a success when Tiger Woods claimed his 82nd PGA Tour career victory. There is a deal in place to continue the event through 2025. The LIV Tour Golf Invitational Jeddah is also this weekend.
The CJ Cup in South Carolina, Oct. 20-23
Location: Ridgeland, South Carolina
Course: Congaree Golf Club
Defending Champion: Rory McIlroy
The event was created in 2017 and hosted in South Korea, but the outbreak of COVID-19 forced the tournament back to the United States the past three years. Congaree Golf Club hosted the Palmetto Championship in 2021, which replaced the RBC Canadian Open on the PGA Tour schedule.
Butterfield Bermuda Championship, Oct. 27-30
Location: Southampton, Bermuda
Course: Port Royal Golf Course
Defending Champion: Lucas Herbert
The event made its debut in 2019 as an alternate-field event to the WGC-HSBC Champions. However, since the latter has been canceled for the past three years due to COVID restrictions, the Butterfield Bermuda Championship has been elevated to a full FedEx Cup points status event. There will also be a LIV Golf Tour event in Miami this weekend.
World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, Nov. 3-6
Location: Riviera Mayo, Mexico
Course: El Camaleón Golf Course at Mayakoba
Defending Champion: Viktor Hovland
Originally an opposite-field event, but it was moved to the fall in 2013 as one of the primary events. Viktor Hovland is looking to complete the hat-trick this year, having won the last two tournaments.
Cadence Bank Houston Open, Nov. 10-13
Course: Memorial Park Golf Course
Defending Champion: Jason Kokrak
The Cadence Bank Houston Open, established in 1946, is one of the longest-running on Tour. It has been played at several courses in the Houston area and, from 2007-18 (sans 2013), was the final event before the Masters. It moved to the fall in 2019. The defending champion, Jason Kokrak, will not be back to repeat since he left the PGA Tour to join the LIV Golf Tour.
The RSM Classic, Nov. 17-20
Location: St. Simons Island, South Carolina
Course: Sea Island Golf Club (Seaside Course/Plantation Course)
Defending Champion: Talor Gooch
In 2010, Davis Love III and Zach Johnson created the RSM Classic. Between 2015 and 2019, and in 2021 and 2022, it is the final PGA Tour event of the calendar year. Talor Gooch will not be back to defend his title since he left the PGA Tour to join the LIV Tour.
Hero World Challenge, Dec. 1-4
Location: New Providence, Bahamas
Course: Albany Golf Club
Defending Champion: Viktor Hovland
The tournament started in 2000 and has been contested every year since, with Tiger Woods hosting the event. The tournament is a benefit for the Tiger Woods Foundation. The tournament is not an official PGA Tour event and does not offer FedEx Cup points or prize money that counts towards the official money list.
QBE Shootout, Dec. 8-11
Location: Naples, Florida
Course: Tiburón Golf Club
Defending Champion: Jason Kokrak and Kevin Na
The QBE Shootout is an unofficial team event that started in 1989. It was originally scheduled to take place in the offseason until moving to December in the wraparound schedule. It is a three-day, 54-hole event. The first round is a scramble, the second round is modified alternate shot, and the final round is best ball. Defending champions Jason Kokrak and Kevin Na will not return to attempt back-to-back championships since they left the PGA Tour to join the LIV Golf Tour. Money earned at the QBE Shootout does not count towards the PGA Tour’s official money list.
PNC Championship, Dec. 15-18
Location: Orlando, Florida
Course: Ritz Carlton Golf Club Grande Lakes
Defending Champion: John Daly and John Daly II
The PNC Championship, previously known as the Father/Son Challenge, is a PGA Tour Champions event that features a number of PGA Tour players. The field consists of 40 players, half of whom are professionals, who compete in teams of two in a scramble format over 36 holes over two days. The twenty professionals in the field must have won a major (men’s or women’s) championship or the Players Championship at least once in their careers. The professional’s partner must not be holding a Tour card at the time of the tournament.