Alex Miceli reports that the PGA Tour is looking at making the WGC HSBC event part of a new fall start to the schedule as early as 2013.
Full status for HSBC would be in conjunction with changes proposed for the Nationwide Tour and Q-School (click here for more details on this proposal), which would allow the new season to start in the fall.
“That’s the road I'd like to go down,” Finchem said of the Nationwide Tour proposals. “But there are issues with it, and the players need to support it. I don’t know anybody that has a huge problem with the specifics, but change is change.”
Should the Tour's Policy Board approve the plan, HSBC would become a full-fledged event on Tour, with official money. If the board doesn’t OK the changes, Finchem said there are options, without elaborating.