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PGA Tour to delay mailing player of the year ballots

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) ― The PGA Tour player of the year race isn’t over yet.

The tour decided Monday to wait two weeks before sending ballots to the players because of the HSBC Champions in Shanghai, a World Golf Championship event Nov. 3-6 that counts as official if a PGA Tour member wins it.

The plan was for the ballots to go out Tuesday until tour officials realized a change in the schedule.

A year ago, the HSBC Champions was played the week before the season-ending event at Disney. This is a non-Ryder Cup year, so the WGC event is two weeks after.

“It’s important because it’s an official win for a member, and that should hold the ballot open,” said Andy Pazder, the tour’s chief of operations.