An AP story that doesn't shed too much new light on the Tour schedule announcment, but I did notice this buried at the end:
The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone would switch to the week before the PGA Championship instead of the week after. That means players like Woods or Phil Mickelson might have to compete in six events in seven weeks.
"We kind of have to if you want to have a chance of the playoff system, especially toward the end of the year,'' Woods said. "If you're playing well, you're going to have to play them all.''
Woods has met with Finchem at least four times this year, and presumably has signed off on the changes.