Charlie Beljan won the PGA Tour's 2012 Disney event, which might be its last. (Getty Images) The PGA Tour's Disney event is in need of a little magic or it might just vanish, according to Jeff Shain of the Orlando Sentinel.
Next year’s PGA Tour visit to Disney will take place the weekend before Thanksgiving – or not at all.
That’s the scenario facing the tour’s longtime fall staple after the Mayakoba event announced new dates of Nov. 14-17. That’s one week after the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island, Ga., which follows the tour’s two-week swing through Asia.
Translation: The new fall start to the FedEx Cup wraparound schedule is running out of dates. And it only feeds growing speculation that the Disney event – which lost Children’s Miracle Network as its sponsor – might not get back to the table.
“Heck, when I got on tour this was a top tournament to come play,” said Jeff Maggert, the 1993 Disney champion. “Now there just seems to be a real up and down on strength of fields.”