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PGA to be reset for August, paper reports

The PGA Championship, which had been postponed from May because of the coronavirus pandemic, will be played Aug. 6-9 and remain at TPC Harding Park, the San Francisco Chronicle reported

Reported: By the San Francisco Chronicle, that the PGA Championship will move from May to early August as golf adjusts to a season truncated because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a report Sunday by Ron Kroichick, an occasional Morning Read contributor, and columnist Scott Ostler, the PGA, which had been postponed from its May 14-17 dates, will be played Aug. 6-9 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. That is the week that had been reserved for the Wyndham Championship and one week after the Olympics, which was suspended until 2021. Those new dates don’t appear to mesh with the timeline for Gov. Gavin Newsom, who was dismissive to President Donald Trump’s desire that the NFL season start as scheduled Sept. 10. The PGA move would be the first reset for one of golf’s four major championships. The Masters, which was scheduled to be played this week, has yet to be rescheduled, though Golfweek's Eamon Lynch outlined the Tour’s new lineup and put the Masters in early November. The U.S. Open remains on the schedule for June 18-21, but that likely will be pushed into the fall. The R&A has yet to decide on the fate of the British Open, which remains scheduled for July 16-19 at Royal St. George’s in England but is widely expected to be rescheduled or perhaps even canceled for the first time since World War II.

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