Three majors and a Ryder Cup in 2020 sounds fairly good proper now.
The golf world bought some much-needed mild on the finish of the tunnel on Monday morning, whether or not the tee photographs will truly fly is anyone’s guess.
The sport’s main organizations launched a joint assertion with an optimistic up to date schedule that might see the PGA Championship performed in August, the U.S. Open and Ryder Cup in September, and — drum roll please — the Masters in November.
Professional golf and just about each sport has been shut down because the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is a difficult and challenging time for everyone coping with the effects of this pandemic,” the assertion learn. “We remain very mindful of the obstacles ahead, and each organization will continue to follow the guidance of the leading public health authorities, conducting competitions only if it is safe and responsible to do so.”
Confirming a report from final week, the R&A introduced that the 2020 Open Championship at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, Kent has been cancelled.
“We care deeply about this historic Championship and have made this decision with a heavy heart,” stated R&A chief govt Martin Slumbers. “We appreciate that this will be disappointing for a great many people around the world but we have to act responsibly during this pandemic and it is the right thing to do.”
Golf’s oldest championship will return to Royal St. George’s in 2021.
Golf’s different three majors all plan to attempt their luck that COVID-19 can be below management by the top of summer season. The new dates for the majors are as comply with: PGA Championship at Harding Park in San Francisco, Aug. 6-9; U.S. Open at Winged Foot in New York, Sept. 17-20; The Masters at Augusta National in Georgia, Nov. 12-15.
The Ryder Cup date has not modified and has the Americans taking over Team Europe at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin Sept. 25-27.