The PGA Tour started a new wrap around schedule for the 2013-2014 season. This means that the events previously known as the “Fall Series” are now the beginning of the next season. It will take time to adjust to the new schedule, but it makes complete sense because the FedEx Cup Playoffs are over by the fall, and it is time to start anew.
Here is the 2014 portion of the 2014-2015 schedule, courtesy of GolfChannel.com:
Oct. 9-12: Frys.com Open, Silverado Resort, Napa, California
Oct. 16-19: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas
Oct. 23-26: McGladrey Classic, Seaside Course, Sea Island, Georgia
Oct. 30-Nov. 2: CIMB Classic, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) G&CC
Nov. 6-9: WGC-HSBC Champions, Sheshan International GC, Shanghai
Nov. 6-9: Sanderson Farms Championship, Country Club of Jackson (Miss.)
Nov. 13-16: OHL Classic at Mayakoba, El Camaleon, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
The PGA Tour added an “opposite field” event November 6-9 called the Sanderson Farms Championship. The WGC-HSBC Champions takes place in China the same week, but a player must meet certain criteria to gain entry to WGC events. Therefore, a sizable number of PGA Tour players don’t make the field in China, but will have the opportunity to play an event in Mississippi.
The “Fall” schedule normally gives up-and-coming players a stage to showcase their immense talent. In 2013, Jimmy Walker won his first career Tour event at the Frys.com, and went on to win two more tournaments by the end of January. Walker’s amazing start gave him the lead in the FedEx Cup Standings, and he has held on to the top spot with consistent play.