Brooks Koepka with the Wannamaker Trophy
The PGA Championship will go forward as scheduled in August nonetheless with out spectators, officers confirmed on Monday.
The PGA of America acknowledged in a press launch the primary golf most necessary of 2020 will happen at San Francisco’s Harding Park from 6-9 August.
The match had been rescheduled to its August date after being postponed from its real slot in May due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The PGA of America formally confirmed the match could be held on Monday after weighing completely completely different picks, which included shifting the match to a definite course.
The choice to bar spectators from the occasion was taken out of consideration for “the successfully being and well-being of all concerned,” the PGA acknowledged.
“We’re each impressed & honored to play on, grateful to the state of California & metropolis & county of San Francisco for being terrific companions,” PGA of America chief authorities Seth Waugh acknowledged.
“Whereas the realm people can’t be with us bodily on-site, we will definitely carry their spirit of resilience and unity with us as we stage our most necessary championship, on their behalf, for all of the world to see and luxuriate in.”
PGA officers had furthermore awaited approval from California officers ahead of urgent forward with the schedule.
The choice comes after the PGA Tour has made a largely worthwhile return from its Covid-19 shutdown, which pressured the postponement or cancellation of all 4 golf majors this season.
The tour returned to match play earlier this month with the Charles Schwab Downside at Colonial Nation Membership in Texas adopted by remaining week’s RBC Heritage at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Each occasions befell with out spectators whereas gamers have noticed strict security protocols which embody frequent testing for Covid-19.