U.S. PGA season to start in October

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U.S. PGA season to start in October

ORLANDO, Florida - The U.S. PGA Tour will start its season in October beginning in 2013 and will tweak qualifying methods for players as a result, U.S. PGA Commissioner Tim Finchem announced on Tuesday.

The 2013-14 campaign will open in October and conclude with the 2014 Tour Championship, the final event of the tour’s playoff series, after approval of a restructuring plan by the Tour’s policy board.

Currently, there are several events played over the few weeks after the Tour Championship designed for players trying to crack the season’s top 125 on the money list to earn playing rights for the following year.

Those events will now mark the start of the new season. However, coming so soon after the playoff finish, they are unlikely to attract large numbers of top players, who will likely take a break before resuming tour competition. AFP
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