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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The P.G.A. Championship will move from August to May, starting in 2019, the P.G.A. of America announced on Tuesday.
Instead of being the final major of the year, the P.G.A. Championship will become the second, after the Masters in April. The United States Open is held in June, followed by the British Open in July.
“The landscape of golf is changing,” said Pete Bevacqua, the chief executive of the P.G.A. of America. “We felt it was important as an organization to seize this opportunity.”
In a related move, Jay Monahan, the commissioner of the PGA Tour, announced that the Players Championship would move from May to March.
The P.G.A. Championship has been held in August since 1972, except for last year, when it was played in July to accommodate golf’s return to the Olympics.
Bevacqua cited the Olympics as a major reason for the switch. The 2019 P.G.A. Championship will begin May 16 at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y., on Long Island.