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PGA Championship to be held without fans, report says

San Francisco Chronicle's Ron Kroichick reports that TPC Harding Park will be a fan-free zone for Aug. 6-9 tournament

Reported: That the PGA Championship will be played this summer without fans, according to a report by Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle. Kroichick, an occasional contributor to Morning Read, cited local health plans recently approved by San Francisco officials in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. No public acknowledgement by city officials or the PGA of America was made, but the Chronicle said the PGA was expected to make an announcement Tuesday. The PGA Championship, one of professional golf’s four major championships – though only three this year, after the R&A canceled the British Open – is set for Aug. 6-9 at TPC Harding Park as part of the PGA Tour’s revised schedule. Any fans who purchased tickets to the PGA will be given refunds, according to the report. The PGA Tour resumed play without fans last week in Fort Worth, Texas, after a three-month shutdown because of the pandemic. The first five tournaments are expected to be held without spectators.

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