This year’s Masters, due to start at Augusta National next week, could possibly be rescheduled for a November date as a new PGA Tour schedule edges closer.
A recent report from Golfweek indicates that negotiations between golf’s main governing bodies are at an advanced stage in order to unveil new dates and schedules for golf tours across the world.
The schedule will see the Masters moved to November, while the Ryder Cup continues with its original date in September at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.
Confirmation of the plans has, however, been delayed due to the R&A’s ongoing negotiations regarding the playing of the 149th Open Championship which is scheduled for 11-16 July at Royal St George’s.
The USGA’s chief brand officer Craig Annis admitted that the possibility of a postponement of US Open, though, is quickly becoming a reality.
‘We have been working with our broadcast partner Fox Sports, the PGA Tour, and other golf organizations to determine what a viable postponement date could be should we need to make that decision.
‘We are currently considering a number of options and expect to be in a position to announce a decision by next week,’ Annis said.
The report further states that the Masters could be staged for a 9 November start, while the PGA Championship will be moved to a date in August in San Francisco.