After R&A canceled British Open moments earlier, golf’s major pro tours and governing bodies released a revised schedule that attempts to salvage season amid coronavirus pandemic
The golf schedule for the ill-fated 2020 season started falling into place Monday as the major professional tours try to salvage something from the damage left by the coronavirus pandemic. After the R&A announced that the British Open would be canceled for the first time since World War II, the major pro tours and governing bodies – PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA, USGA, R&A, PGA of America and Augusta National Golf Club – issued a joint statement to reset the schedule. The Masters, PGA Championship and U.S. Open were rescheduled, as were some other PGA Tour events, beginning in early August. The PGA Tour has scheduled play to resume in late May, depending on mitigation efforts with coronavirus. The Tour hopes to reschedule some of the postponed events beginning in mid-June in the dates vacated by the U.S. Open, Olympics and British Open. Here is a look at the PGA Tour’s revised schedule:
· Aug. 6-9 – PGA Championship, TPC Harding Park, San Francisco (moved from May 14-17)
· Aug. 13-16 – Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, N.C. (moved from Aug. 6-9)
· Aug. 20-23 – Northern Trust, TPC Boston, Norton, Mass. (moved from Aug. 13-16)
· Aug. 27-30 – BMW Championship, Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club (moved from Aug. 20-23)
· Sept. 4-7 – Tour Championship, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta (moved from Aug. 27-30)
· Sept. 17-20 – U.S. Open, Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y. (moved from June 18-21)
· Sept. 25-27 – Ryder Cup, Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wis. (no change)
· Nov. 12-15 – Masters, Augusta (Ga.) National Golf Club (moved from April 9-12)
As part of the announcement, the USGA also postponed the U.S. Senior Open, which was scheduled for June 25-28 at Newport (R.I.) Country Club. Instead, it will be played July 8-11 at Omaha (Neb.) Country Club. The U.S. Senior Women's Open, which had been set for July 9-12 at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Conn., will not be played.
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