PGA Tour schedule hit by Covid-19

The PGA will see no golf take place until the end of May at the earliest, with a further four tournaments being cancelled following the postponement of the PGA Championships.

The Masters has also been delayed, and no date has been announced for the rescheduling of the major.

The PGA Tour have said

“The health and safety of everyone associated with the PGA Tour and the global community is and will continue to be our No 1 priority as we navigate the ongoing health crisis related to the coronavirus pandemic.

“On March 12, the PGA Tour made the announcement to cancel or postpone four weeks of events on all six Tours through the week of the Valero Texas Open (March 30-April 5). Augusta National Golf Club also announced the postponement of the Masters Tournament (April 6-12).

“With the most recent recommendations from the Centres for Disease Control, the World Health Organisation and the Office of the President of the United States, the PGA Tour will now cancel four additional events: RBC Heritage (April 13-19); Zurich Classic of New Orleans (April 20-26); Wells Fargo Championship (April 27-May 3); and AT&T Byron Nelson (May 4-10).

“Furthermore, the PGA of America has postponed the PGA Championship (May 14-17) for a date later this year, to be announced. Also announced today, the USGA is currently holding the dates for the 2020 US Open at Winged Foot Golf Club as scheduled (June 18-21) but will, as all of us are, continue to monitor the developing situation and follow recommendations by government authorities.

“As we receive more clarity in the coming weeks, the Tour will be working with our tournament organisations and title sponsors, in collaboration with golf’s governing bodies, to build a PGA Tour schedule for 2020 that ensures the health and safety for all associated with our sport and a meaningful conclusion to the season.

“We will provide further updates when those plans come into focus.

“Today’s cancellation of PGA Tour events through May 10 applies to all six Tours, although PGA Tour Champions has rescheduled The Regions Tradition. Originally slated for May 7-10, the event will now be played September 24-27.

“PGA Tour Champions previously announced on March 16 that the Mastercard Japan Championship (June 12-14) will not be contested due to the current travel advisories in place from the CDC, the WHO and the US Department of State.

“We will continue to work with the tournaments and partners affected by the schedule changes to make a positive impact in their respective communities and allow those events to come back at full strength in 2021.”

List of postponed events on the PGA Tour (via Golfworld)

Cancelled

Players Championship (March 12-15)

Valspar Championship (March 19-22)

WGC-Dell Match Play (March 25-29)

Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship (March 26-29)

Valero Texas Open (April 2-5)

RBC Heritage (April 16-19)

Zurich Classic of New Orleans (April 23-26)

Wells Fargo Championship (April 30-May 3)

AT&T Byron Nelson (May 7-10)

Postponed

Masters (April 9-12)

PGA Championship (May 14-17)

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