Released: By the European Tour, the 2018-19 schedule, which features 48 tournaments in 31 countries across five continents. (The European Tour counts the four World Golf Championships and the four major championships as part of its schedule, as does the PGA Tour.) The European Tour’s season begins with the Honma Hong Kong Open on Nov. 22-25 and ends with the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Nov. 21-24, 2019. Among the changes, the BMW PGA moves from May to September, to accommodate the PGA Championship’s move to May in the U.S. Also, Saudi Arabia will play host to its first European Tour event, and the Abu Dhabi stop will be elevated into the eight-tournament Rolex Series, which features prize funds of $7 million or more. Tommy Fleetwood will play host to the British Masters at Hillside Golf Club in his hometown of Southport, England (schedule).
Died: Gus Andreone, the oldest member of the PGA of America, on Saturday in Sarasota, Fla., after recently suffering a stroke, the PGA announced. He was 107. Andreone, an Ohio native who grew up near Pittsburgh as the son of a coal miner, started in the game as a caddie. He was elected to the PGA in 1939 and held membership for 79-plus years, the third-longest in association history. Andreone was an Army veteran of World War II, having served as a staff sergeant with the 10th Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge, and he was awarded three Bronze Stars. In 1947, he became the head professional at Edgewood Country Club in Pittsburgh, where he worked for 34 years before moving to Florida.