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U.S. Open site closes under governor’s order

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo shutters Winged Foot Golf Club and other ‘non-essential businesses’ because of coronavirus pandemic

Closed: By executive order from New York’s governor, Winged Foot Golf Club, site of the U.S. Open, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The order by Gov. Andrew Cuomo shuttered all “non-essential businesses” as of Sunday night, effectively halting preparations for the club in Mamaroneck to host the national championship, which remains scheduled for June 18-21. The PGA Tour’s first two major championships, the Masters and the PGA, have been postponed because of coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Winged Foot is allowed to keep essential personnel at the club, with restrictions, enabling the grounds crew to maintain the West Course, a 1923 A.W. Tillinghast design that was renovated by Gil Hanse in 2015. The USGA has not made a decision on whether to hold the U.S. Open as scheduled, but the association recently canceled its early rounds of qualifying.

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