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PGA Tour fans get OK to return, but not at Masters

A limited number of spectators will be allowed to attend the Bermuda Championship in 4 weeks, island officials announced

Announced: By the PGA Tour’s Bermuda Championship, that a limited number of spectators will be able to attend the tournament next month, according to a report in The Royal Gazette newspaper. The exact number of spectators will be determined by the island’s public-gatherings protocol, the Royal Gazette reported. It would be the first PGA Tour event to allow fans since play resumed in June after a three-month suspension because of the global coronavirus pandemic. The $4 million tournament is scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda. The Masters, to be played two weeks later, announced recently that it will not allow spectators on the grounds at Augusta National Golf Club. The Champions Tour recently allowed a limited number of spectators to return. Bermuda has a comparatively low level of coronavirus infections – 181 positive cases and nine deaths attributed to the virus – and a high per capita rate of testing, according to the report. “Being the first PGA Tour event to welcome spectators onsite is a milestone the Bermuda Championship is proud to have achieved,” tournament director Sean Sovacool said.

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