Added: By Tiger Woods, the BMW Championship on Sept. 6-9 to his tournament schedule, according to TigerWoods.com. Woods, who ranks 20th in the FedEx Cup standings, previously committed to the first two playoff events, next week’s Northern Trust and the following week’s Dell Technologies Championship, meaning that he would play the first three postseason tournaments before possibly qualifying for the 30-man Tour Championship. With his recent play in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship, and his likely addition of the Ryder Cup as a captain’s pick, Woods could play in seven of nine weeks to end the season.
Announced: By officials with the Kenya Open, that the tournament has attained status with the European Tour starting in 2019. The Kenya Open will be played March 14-17 at Karen Country Club in Nairobi. With government support, the prize fund has been doubled, from 500,000 euros (about $570,000) for this year’s 50th-anniversary event to 1.1 million euros (about $1.25 million) next year. Officials also announced a seven-event Safari Tour beginning next week that is designed to promote golf in Kenya and prepare professionals for next year’s Kenya Open.
Named: By the Champions Tour, the Mastercard Japan Championship, which will be played June 7-9, 2019, at Narita Golf Club in Narita, Japan. The 50-and-older tour played at Narita in September, in the inaugural Japan Airlines Championship. This year, the Champions Tour plays outside of the U.S. only twice: Senior British Open in Scotland and the Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary, Alberta.