Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press Published 9:21 a.m. ET July 10, 2018 | Updated 9:45 a.m. ET July 10, 2018
The PGA Tour put the previously announced plans in cement on Tuesday morning, releasing the schedule for the 2019 season.
The Detroit Golf Club will host the Rocket Mortgage Classic from June 24-30, marking the first tour event within the city limits.
Detroit-based Quicken Loans and the PGA Tour announced in May that the state of Michigan would get its first premier golf event since the Buick Open left Warwick Hills in Grand Blanc in 2009.
The Rocket Mortgage Classic seemingly replaces the Quicken Loans National, which had been played at Congressional Country Club near Washington since 2014. Congressional has been a long-time staple on the PGA Tour.
The Detroit tour stop is two weeks after the U.S. Open, played next year at Pebble Beach near San Diego. It is three weeks before the British Open, which will be held at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland.
The list of players scheduled to participate in the Rocket Mortgage Classic will be announced at a later date.
A couple of other new wrinkles in the schedule include moving the PGA Championship from August to May and the PLAYERS Championship from May to March.
Some believed that the Detroit Golf Club’s lack of practice facilities would be a hurdle in its big to host a PGA Tour event. There has been no word on how the club or tour would address those concerns.