It has been announced that the US PGA Championship will be held in May instead of August from 2019, making The Open the final major of the season.
The US PGA will now be held a month after April’s Masters, before June’s US Open and July’s Open Championship.
The Players Championship will also move from May to March, while the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship moves from May to September. One of the reasons the US PGA has been moved is to accommodate the Olympics, which will be held in Tokyo in 2020.
PGA of America chief executive officer Pete Bevacqua said: “It provides our PGA Championship a strong landing spot on the calendar and a consistent major-championship rhythm that golf fans can embrace. For nearly 85 per cent of our membership, May is also on the front-end of the golf season.”