tamtagon wrote:I thought ATT was using some clout to get that tournament and course back into the top tier of PGA events...?
I think that was the intention. Scheduling this year was a bit misfortunate for the Byron -- this is the first year the PGA Championship was played in May (in years past it was held in August). The PGA has yet to release the 2020 schedule, but I'd reckon the organizers of the Byron (and the organizers over at Colonial, where the tour plays this weekend) would want a different spot in the lineup.
The question is, though: when else can they play the "Texas Swing?" Can't move it to March -- that's the "Florida Swing" and leads up to the Masters (so it would be the same issue: players would skip it). Shouldn't move it to June -- it'll be miserably hot.
So if not May, it would have to be late April. Tight window.