The highs and lows of the new PGA Tour schedule

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Big changes to the PGA Tour schedule have been discussed for months, going back to the announcement last August that the PGA Championship would be moving to May, thus necessitating the PGA Tour to shift its signature event to March.

That meant a significant shakeup would occur, so there should have been no surprises when commissioner Jay Monahan announced the official version that includes 46 events in 2018-19 and an earlier conclusion before Labor Day.

It was a huge undertaking, with television partners, sponsors and long-time tournament hosts having to work to make the pieces fit. Understandably, not everything will be perfect, and so we take a look at the good — and the not-so-good.

The Good

PGA Championship moves to May. This paves the way for the PGA Tour to end its season earlier, and thus it gives the game four major championships in consecutive months starting with the Masters in April and ending with The Open in July. There is very little time for any lull between the majors. Plus, the Players Championship gets its old March

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