BMW PGA Championship Moves To September

The European Tour's flagship event is moving to September

BMW PGA Championship Moves To September

The European Tour have responded to the USPGA's switch to May by moving their flagship event to September in 2019

BMW PGA Championship Moves To September

First it was the USPGA Championship, now it's our own PGA Championship.

The European Tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship, will move from its usual May date to September in 2019.

The Tour have responded to the PGA of America moving the USPGA Championship, the year's final major, from September to May.

The USPGA Championship has moved to allow the PGA Tour season to finish before the NFL season gets up and running.

Next year's BMW PGA Championship will remain in May, from the 24th - 27th, but the 2019 playing, which will be the tournament's 65th anniversary, will be in the new September slot.

There is no specific date yet, although the European Tour have said that the new September BMW PGA Championship will be 'central to a strong and robust end of season schedule'.

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Alex Noren won his ninth European Tour title at the 2017 BMW PGA Championship in May[/caption]

European Tour Chief Executive Keith Pelley said, “Significant changes to the global golfing calendar have given us the opportunity to move the BMW PGA Championship to a more favourable date from 2019 onwards.

“This is a new chapter for the event but we expect similar interest in the autumn, as was shown historically by the World Match Play Championship when it was played at Wentworth Club at that time of the year.”

Alex Noren won the 2017 BMW PGA Championship with a phenomenal closing 62 to win his ninth European Tour title.

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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