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Spectators will be banned from PGA Tour events until at least February

Farmers Insurance Open says that it will play without patrons, marking Phoenix Open on Feb. 4-7 as soonest date for fans

Announced: By the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open on Monday, that spectators will not be permitted at Torrey Pines in San Diego for the Jan. 28-31 tournament because of ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic. The news means that fans will not return to PGA Tour events before the Feb. 4-7 Waste Management Phoenix Open, which is selling tickets on its website. The PGA Tour shut down March 12 after the first round of the Players Championship as the pandemic began sweeping across the country. When play resumed in mid-June at the Charles Schwab Championship, spectators were banned as the PGA Tour adopted federal health and safety guidelines to help minimize the spread of the disease. During the past year, spectators were allowed in small numbers at the Bermuda Championship and the Houston Open in the fall – only 500 per day in Bermuda and 2,000 daily in Houston. During the past two weeks – first at the Masters and then at least week’s RSM Classic – the spectator ban was reinstated. No fans will be permitted at this week's Mayakoba Golf Classic, the PGA Tour's final event of 2020.

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