In dire need of something to lift our spirits, the PGA Tour came through on Thursday, announcing that its 2019-2020 season will resume June 11-14, with the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth Texas.
It will be contested with no fans in attendance, as will the next three events, though the fan situation is in flux.
“At this time the Tour plans to resume play with the first four events closed to the general public but will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of local and state authorities in order to determine the most appropriate on-site access in each market,” the Tour announced. “As such the Tour will continually review available COVID-19-related protocols that could be implemented at PGA Tour events to ensure the health and well-being for all involved.
Highlight events on the calendar:
• July 13-19: Memorial Tournament, Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio
• July 30-Aug. 2: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee
• Aug. 6-9: PGA Championship, TPC Harding Park, San Francisco
• Sept. 4-7: Tour Championship, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta
2019-20 season ends, 2020-21 begins • Sept. 17-20: U.S. Open, Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck New York
• Sept. 25-27: Ryder Cup, Whistling Straits, Kohler Wisc.
• Oct. 29-Nov. 1: WGC-HSBC Champions, Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China
• Nov. 12-15: Masters Tournament, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia
A pair of non-official events will be contested in Florida, presumably late enough in the year that gates will be open.
• Dec. 10-13: QBE Shootout, Tiburón GC, Naples
• Dec. 17-20: PNC Father-Son Challenge, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando
The RBC Canadian Open, originally scheduled for June 11-14, has been canceled.
The Korn Ferry Tour will return to competition with a new tournament to be contested June 11-14 in Ponte Vedra Beach. The $600,000 event will be held at TPC Sawgrass (Dye’s Valley Course) and operated by the Korn Ferry Tour without fans in attendance.
The Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada is postponing the first six scheduled 2020 season events.
Information on PGA Tour Champions, PGA Tour Latinoamérica and PGA Tour Series-China will be announced in the coming weeks.