WOAY – With the Coronavirus pandemic continuing to affect the sports world, the PGA Tour, United States Golf Association, and other golf organizations have announced changes to several major tournaments that have yet to be played on the 2019-20 schedule.
The Masters announced Monday that its tournament, originally scheduled for this week, would be moved to November 12-15. The PGA Championship will now be August 6-9 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco; this event had been in August for many years before moving to May in 2019. The U.S. Open, traditionally held on Father’s Day weekend, will be held September 17-20 at Winged Foot in Maramoneck, New York.
The 2020 Open Championship (sometimes referred as the British Open) was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns; it will resume in 2021 at Royal St. George’s, which was supposed to host this year’s tournament.
The Ryder Cup will occur on the same dates as originally planned, September 25-27, at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.
With these schedule changes, and the Olympic men’s golf competition also being postponed, it means there are currently three weeks in June and July without a PGA Tour event.
The 2020 edition of A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier is currently scheduled for September 10-13, meaning it’s between the season-ending Tour Championship (which would conclude on Labor Day Monday) and the US Open. The event was moved to September last year as a change to be included at the beginning of each PGA Tour season.