"We're going to do everything we can to play the PGA Championship this year", he said. The tournament, originally scheduled for May 21-24, would be the first on the tour since the first round of The Players' Championship was abandoned in March.
Detroit's PGA Tour event, the Rocket Mortgage Classic, has officially moved to Fourth of July weekend in a new PGA Tour schedule.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, officials moved the PGA Championship to August 6-9, the U.S. Open to September 17-20 and The Masters to November 12-15. All four major championships have either been postponed to the fall or canceled, too.
PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh, in a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio, said that among the many contingencies in place for the PGA Championship is conducting the tournament without spectators or moving it out of California.
According to Golf Digest, PGA Tour officials and the Players Advisory Council discussed scheduling plans during a conference call on Tuesday. "If the safest and/or the only way is to do it without fans, we're fully prepared to do that". After that move, and decisions to close down big events such as March Madness and the National Basketball Association and NHL seasons, the dominoes continued to fall in the golf world.
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"We've been in really close conversation with PGA Tour and RBC for weeks and months actually now as it was developing and it was a variety of things that have been challenges", Applebaum said.
Golf Canada relies heavily on the revenue generated from its flagship tournament to support year-long initiatives and events. We'll promise to watch every second of it, even online streaming coverage of the worst possible featured groups.
More than 2.1 million coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide since the crisis began, with more than 136,000 deaths recorded.
"This is a disappointing day for golf fans in our country who love our event but we also are thinking of all those people who are dealing with real health and life concerns".
"I hope we start in June, I just think it's a little unrealistic", third-ranked Brooks Koepka said.
"One of the richest tournaments on the LET schedule, the hosting of the Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund demonstrates Saudi Arabia's commitment to increase golf participation significantly in the years to come through the world's most ambitious development programme".