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PGA TOUR ANNOUNCES SEASON-OPENING TOURNAMENTS FOR 2013-2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

December 10, 2012

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – The PGA TOUR has announced the first six tournaments, through the end of the 2013 calendar year, for the newly structured 2013-2014 season. The full schedule will be announced later next year.

All six tournaments will award full FedExCup points and be televised on Golf Channel. Three will be contested outside the United States including the final event, the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It moves to its own unencumbered week of November 11-17 after having been held in February opposite the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship in previous years.

“We are very pleased that the start to the 2013-2014 PGA TOUR Season features such strong events, including several international tournaments,” said Andy Pazder, Chief of Operations for the PGA TOUR. “Due to the change from the traditional calendar season to the newly configured schedule that bridges two calendar years, we felt it was important to announce this first portion of the schedule.”

The 2013-2014 season will get underway with the Frys.com Open October 10-13 in San Martin, CA, the week following The Presidents Cup 2013. The PGA TOUR then moves to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas October 17-20 before going overseas for two straight weeks.

The CIMB Classic becomes an official PGA TOUR event for the first time and will be held October 24-27 at The MINES Resort & Golf Club in Selangor, Malaysia. That is followed by the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, November 1-4. As with all official PGA TOUR events, the winners will qualify for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

The PGA TOUR then returns to the U.S. with The McGladrey Classic November 7-10 at Sea Island, GA before ending with the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, which will be contested November 14-17. The official PGA TOUR season then breaks before resuming in January 2014 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

The 2013-2014 schedule will not include an event at Walt Disney World Resort.

2013-2014 PGA TOUR Season-Opening Events

DATE   TOURNAMENT    TV        GOLF COURSE     LOCATION  
              
October            
7-13 Frys.com Open GOLF CordeValle Golf Club San Martin, CA
14-20 Shriners Hospital for Children Open GOLF TPC Summerlin Las Vegas, NV
21-27 CIMB Classic GOLF The MINES Resort & Golf Club Selangor, Malaysia
              
November            
28-3 World Golf Championships-HSBC Championship GOLF Sheshan International GC Shanghai, China
4-10 The McGladrey Classic GOLF Sea Island Resort (Seaside)     St. Simons Island, GA
11-17 OHL Classic at Mayakoba GOLF El Camaleon GC at the Mayakoba Resort Playa del Carmen, MX

About PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Canada.

The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to approximately 715 million households in 225 countries and territories in 29 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2011, tournaments on the three Tours generated more than $121 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.7 billion.

The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

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