US PGA Tour books 50 events for 2020-21 season despite virus

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Golf ball (Picture by John McCoy/Getty Photographs)

US PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan launched on Wednesday a 50-event “good season” for the 2020-21 schedule, together with 14 tournaments canceled or postponed as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

The present promoting and selling and promoting and advertising and marketing selling and promoting and advertising and marketing promoting and advertising and marketing advertising and marketing marketing campaign ends with the Tour Championship that tees off Friday at East Lake in Atlanta and the 2020-21 season debuts subsequent week with the Safeway Open in Napa, California.

The 50-event calendar, one greater than the distinctive plan for 2019-20, is the US PGA’s most formidable providing since there have been 51 occasions carried out contained inside the 1975 season.

It decisions the majors as rapidly as additional of their commonplace locations on the calendar, with the Masters in April, the PGA Championship in Might, the US Open in June and the British Open in July merely three weeks ahead of the Tokyo Olympic golf match.

It furthermore comes contained inside the wake of a 2019-20 season that was shut down after spherical thought-about thought-about actually one among many Avid avid gamers Championship in March as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, reopened in June and reshuffled to stage the Masters in November, the US Open in two weeks and the PGA Championship closing month with the British Open often known as off.

“We’re excited to current all of the 2020-21 PGA Tour schedule — a ‘good season’ of 50 completely sponsored occasions capped off by the 15th mannequin of the FedExCup playoffs,” Monahan talked about.

The tour has continued over the sooner three months with out a crucial virus outbreak nonetheless with out spectators at occasions as precisely, a limiteless monetary draw back for tournaments and the tour.

“Establishing our schedule is frequently troublesome, nonetheless positively not additional in order over the sooner pretty only a few months as we proceed to navigate challenges launched on by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Monahan talked about.

The schedule consists of 11 occasions that had been worn out in 2020, together with the Avid avid gamers Championship, and three others that may practically undoubtedly be carried out this fall and as shortly as additional in 2021 on commonplace dates, the Masters, the US Open and the Corales Puntacana Championship contained inside the Dominican Republic on September 24-27.

October’s schedule consists of two Asian occasions moved to US venues this 12 months, the CJ Cup shifting from South Korea to Shadow Creek in Las Vegas on October 15-18 and the Zozo Championship transferring from Japan, the place Tiger Woods obtained closing 12 months, to Sherwood Nation Membership in Thousand Oaks, California, on October 21-25. A WGC occasion in Shangahi was canceled.

The primary occasion of 2021 typically is the Event of Champions in Hawaii and the an related outdated schedule follows to March, when shifts had been made in Florida stops.

The WGC Mexico Championship and PGA Puerto Rico Open on February 25-28 will practically undoubtedly be adopted by the Arnold Palmer Invitational on March Four-7, the Avid avid gamers Championship on March 11-14 and the Honda Commonplace on March 18-21.

The WGC Match Play Championship in Austin, Texas, and the Dominican PGA occasion will come two weeks ahead of the Masters with the Texas Open at San Antonio the week ahead of the inexperienced jacket showdown at Augusta Nationwide.

The Valspar Championship close to Tampa will change to April 29-Might 2 between the Zurich Commonplace of New Orleans on April 21-25 and the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte on Might 6-9 — two weeks ahead of the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

The Jack Nicklaus-hosted Memorial match comes two weeks after the PGA and two weeks ahead of the US Open, which subsequent 12 months will practically undoubtedly be staged on June 17-20 at Torrey Pines in San Diego.

After which can come the Vacationers Championship in Connecticut, the Rocket Mortgage Commonplace in Detroit and the John Deere Commonplace in Sylvis, Illinois, ahead of the British Open returns July 15-18 at Royal St. George’s in England.

Two weeks after which frequently is the Olympics with the WGC St. Jude Invitational in Memphis the following week and the regular-season finale Wyndham Championship every week later.

The PGA playoffs begin with the Northern Notion at Liberty Nationwide in suburban New York, the BMW Championship at Caves Valley in suburban Baltimore and the 2021 Tour Championship on September 2-5 at East Lake.

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