The four-time Major winner is focusing more on the PGA Tour this year...
Rory McIlroy’s 2019 Schedule
Rory McIlroy‘s 2019 schedule has been a big talking point this year after he hinted that he would be giving up his European Tour membership.
The four-time Major winner has played on the European Tour ever since turning professional, however this year he is focusing more on the PGA Tour.
McIlroy lives in Florida with his American wife and is focusing more on his career stateside where the bigger purses and world ranking points tend to be.
“The ultimate goal is here [USA]. The European Tour is a stepping stone. That’s the truth. The European Tour is a stepping stone. That’s the way it is,” he said earlier this year.
“My life’s here. I have an American wife. I live in America.
“Honestly, I enjoy it here more. The way of life is easier. The weather. The convenience.
“It’s tough. I still want to support the European Tour, and I talk about this loyalty thing with Europe. It’s not as though I’m just starting out and jumping ship.
“I’ve done my time. I’ve done everything I feel like I need to do to say okay, I’m going to make my own decisions and do what I want.”
Despite this quotes earlier in the year, Rory paid his fees and joined the European Tour ahead of the 1st May deadline.
Other big news from his schedule in 2019 was the omission of the Irish Open, meaning that this will be the first year since 2007.
That is because he is playing in the Scottish Open the week after and doesn’t want to play three weeks in a row, which he would do as it is the Open after the Scottish Open.
He has also confirmed that he is playing the Canadian Open for the first time, which is the week before the US Open in June.
That will be his first ever start in Canada as a pro.
Rory is also playing the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre due to being sponsored by Omega.
That and the Scottish Open are currently his only European Tour events that he has confirmed for.
It is thought that he will play in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and then once more on the European Tour.
Rory McIlroy’s 2019 Schedule and Results –
Jan 3rd-6th: Sentry Tournament of Champions, Kapalua – T4th
Jan 24th-27th: Farmers Insurance Open, Torrey Pines – 5th
Feb 14th-17th: Genesis Open, Riviera – T4th
Feb 21st-24th: WGC-Mexico Championship, Chapultepec G&CC – 2nd
March 7th-10th: Arnold Palmer Invitational, Bay Hill – T6th
March 14th-17th: The Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass – 1st
Apr 11th-14th: The Masters, Augusta National – T21
May 2nd-5th: Wells Fargo Championship, Quail Hollow – T8
May 16th-19th: USPGA Championship, Bethpage Black – T8
June 6th-9th: RBC Canadian Open, Hamilton G&CC
June 13th-17th: US Open, Pebble Beach
July 11th-14th: Scottish Open, Renaissance Club
July 18th-21st: The Open, Royal Portrush
August 8th-11th: The Northern Trust, Liberty National
August 15th-18th: BMW Championship, Medinah
August 22nd-29th: Tour Championship, East Lake
September 19th-22nd: BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth – LIKELY
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