Honda Classic executive supervisor Ken Kennerly has actually been lobbying PGA Tour authorities regarding obtaining a day modification for the occasion, and also he will certainly obtain his desire.
Kennerly validated the tournament will certainly be relocated deeper right into March following year.
Instead of leading off the Florida swing, the Honda Classic will certainly be played March 18-21
With the day modification, the Arnold Palmer Invitational will certainly lead off following year, complied with by The Players and afterwards the Honda Classic.
“In our opinion, after talking to players, it’s a better date,” Kennerly claimed.
The Honda Classic reconstructed its occasion with Kennerly taking control of in 2007, with some elite areas reacting to the tournament’s upgrades and also its relocate to PGA National, however the spruced up PGA Tour routine revealed 2 years ago included brand-new obstacles. The spruced up routine relocated the Honda Classic right into the center of a tough run of 5 large occasions, a run that likewise consisted of an extra prepared surface to the West Coast swing. The Honda Classic was sensation the capture the last 2 periods, with the Genesis Invitational and also WGC-Mexico Championship preceding it and also the Arnold Palmer Invitational and also The Players following it. The WGC occasion was formerly dipped into Doral in rural Miami, which included benefit to players likewise intending to complete at close-by Honda.
“We will have to see how it goes,” Kennerly claimed. “You never know what these guys are going to decide to play and what they’re going to miss, but we feel it will be better for us.”
The Masters was an element in Honda’s relocate to the center of March following year. With one much less week on the schedule prior to the year’s very first significant, the Tour’s making changes. How that will certainly influence the Valspar Championship’s dates has yet to be revealed.
While the Honda Classic will certainly stay amongst a tough run of large occasions, it will certainly comply with The Players in Florida, rather than the WGC occasion in Mexico, including some organizing benefit for players currently in the state.
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and also Justin Thomas have houses in South Florida however avoided this year’s occasion. Woods has actually missed out on the last 2 years.