The PGA Tour is ready to announce that the 2020 season will resume on the Charles Schwab Problem in June, however with out followers in attendance.
Greater than a month since final teeing off in a match, PGA Tour golfers received a clearer image on Tuesday of when they are going to be capable to return to the course.
The PGA Tour goes to announce this week that the 2020 season, placed on maintain following the primary spherical of the Gamers Championship on March 12 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, will resume the week of June 11-14 for the Charles Schwab Problem, in keeping with Golf Digest’s Brian Wacker. That match, initially scheduled for Might, shall be held at Colonial in Fort Value, Texas.
The schedule after that can be being mounted in place. The RBC Heritage shall be performed the next week within the slot initially held by the U.S. Open. The primary main will now be the PGA Championship the week of Aug. 6-9 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. The U.S. Open shall be held at Winged Foot in September, whereas Augusta Nationwide introduced final week that the Masters is being moved to Nov. 12-15. The Open Championship has already been canceled for the primary time since World Battle II.
This schedule, although, continues to be topic to security and well being issues. At the very least for the primary few tournaments, no followers shall be in attendance. The standing of the PGA Championship was put unsure when California Governor Gavin Newsom introduced there received’t be any massive public occasions in his state anytime quickly.
“The prospect of mass gatherings is negligible, at greatest, till we get to herd immunity and a vaccine,” Newsom stated on Tuesday. In keeping with public well being officers, the very best estimate for when a vaccine for COVID-19 shall be out there is 12-18 months.
Seth Waugh, CEO of the PGA of America, stated on SiriusXM Radio that they’re planning for 3 contingencies: holding the PGA with followers; enjoying the match however with out spectators; or discovering one other course in a distinct state.
Within the absence of golf the previous month, gamers and followers alike have needed to discover different methods to maintain occupied. On Sunday, as an alternative of enjoying the ultimate spherical on the Masters, Tiger Woods joined Jim Nantz on CBS for a replay of his 2019 win — precisely one 12 months in the past Tuesday. He even held a mock Champions Dinner at residence in Florida.
Woods and the opposite gamers on tour have been purported to be coming off the Masters proper now. The pandemic has thrown the game into upheaval, however no less than on Tuesday, they received a brand new date to stay up for.