FedEx renewed for the Cup and executive bonuses flowed and mentions have increased to the point golf writers get inundated with complains. So why the company thinks it'll be fun to host a WGC event in Memphis--in August 2019--when the major season is over and at the TPC Southwind, is beyond me.
Yes, the field will be fine for a year or two as the brass remind players why they better show up to an event between The Open Championship and the playoffs starting. But after a few years, look for this event to become an August headache that will be searching for a new calendard spot.
From Will Gray's GolfChannel.com story on the likely timing, which still seems destined for August. What sane individual wants to be playing golf in Memphis in August?
While the 2019 tournament dates for the new Memphis event have not yet been announced, Monahan explained that the dates have been chosen but the Tour is still waiting on the details surrounding a few other events before announcing a full slate for 2019.
"We have its place, and it will be in and around the same position that the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational has been in," Monahan said.