When the John Deere Regular was canceled remaining week, it briefly appeared as if there could very effectively be a particular part contained throughout the PGA Tour restart schedule, which begins Thursday, June 11 with the Charles Schwab Draw again. Nonetheless, the John Deere — slated to be the fourth occasion as shortly as additional and happen July 9-12, has been modified by a match at Muirfield Village that shall be sponsored by Workday.
Apparently, this may increasingly mark two straight weeks the PGA Tour will tee it up at Muirfield Village on account of the Memorial Match shall be carried out the week after on July 16-19. If a golfer performs in each occasions, he’ll play eight straight aggressive educated rounds on the equal course.
This isn’t a state of affairs that presents itself fairly usually, nonetheless really, skilled excursions aren’t fairly usually making an attempt to navigate world pandemics. One occasion all by which it sort of occurred was as shortly as additional in 2014 when the U.S. Open was carried out at Pinehurst adopted by the Ladies’s U.S. Open the week after it. That two-week stretch was an infinite success.
What may be very attention-grabbing about this match is that it reveals that the PGA Tour has a transparent contingency plan for any occasions which might get wiped away on account of coronavirus pandemic. Although the John Deere was canceled merely remaining week, Workday was lined up and ready to go at a selected course in a very momentary timeframe.
This alerts to me that the PGA Tour is intent upon ending out the 2020 yr, even with an odd and abbreviated schedule. Hopefully no absolutely fully fully totally different match shall be axed the remainder of among the many finest strategies whereby, nonetheless after they’re compelled to cancel, the PGA Tour clearly has a superb backup plan (and in actuality, the pretty a bit fairly quite a bit quite a bit a lot much less journey the higher most really, on the very least relevant now).
The Workday occasion will embrace a 156-player matter adopted by the extra distinctive 120-player matter on the Memorial Match (hosted by Jack Nicklaus) the next week. It’s a try the mannequin new schedule from now till the tip of the 2019-20 season.
- June 11-14: Charles Schwab Draw again
- June 18-21: RBC Heritage
- June 25-28: Vacationers Championship
- July: 2-5: Rocket Mortgage Regular
- July 9-12: Workday occasion (title TBD)
- July 16-19: the Memorial Match
- July 23-26: 3M Open
- July 30 – August 2: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
- July 30 – August 2: Barracuda Championship
- August 6-9: PGA Championship
- August 13-16: Wyndham Championship
- August 20-23: The Northern Notion
- August 27-30: BMW Championship
- September Four-7: Tour Championship