The PGA Tour announced its long-awaited fall schedule for 2023 and how it will work, with seven events to play over 10 weeks, including a break for the Ryder Cup.
The Fortinet Championship will kick off the fall, Sept. 14-17. Then following a two-week break that includes the Ryder Cup, the events will continue at the Sanderson Farms Championship (Oct. 5-8), the Shriners Children’s Open (Oct. 12-15), the Zozo Championship in Japan (Oct. 19-22), followed by a week off and then the World Wide Technology Championship (Nov. 2-5), the Butterfield Bermuda Championship (Nov. 9-12) and the RSM Classic (Nov. 16-19).
A player who competes in all seven of the events would have to travel to three different countries while also playing in three different U.S. time zones.
The Tour has not said how the Zozo Championship will work. It has been a 78-player no-cut event. Gone now is the Asian Swing that had been part of the fall for a decade, as the WGC-HSBC Champions in China is not part of the schedule, nor is the CJ Cup, which had originally been in South Korea before moving to the U.S. during the pandemic.
With the Tour announcing last year that it would return to a calendar-year schedule in 2024 which starts in January, ends in August, and consists of a new level of designated events, there was a need to revamp the fall.