• Farmers Open to have empty galleries

    Tiger Woods
    Tiger Woods

    The Farmers Insurance Open has become the latest PGA Tour event to announce that no fans will be allowed to attend the event in January.

    Usually one of the flagship competitions to kickstart the new year, the famous Torrey Pines golf course will join the ever-growing list of spectacular courses to have an empty gallery.

    The tournament’s executive director, Marty Gorsich, said he expected the disappointment following months of preparation during a time when the USA was severely hit with Covid-19.

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    ‘I’ve told my people that this will come down to BV and PV—before vaccine and post vaccine.

    ‘I feel like the journey we’ve been on for the last nine months, there are so many things you could see if you’re level-headed, and thinking with your head and not your heart, you could anticipate this. We’ve been talking about a second wave for months,’ said Gorsich.With the likes of Tiger Woods expected to play, and the rest of an exciting field forming as the event draws nearer, organisers are still optimistic of delivering a professional four days of golf at the end of January.

    ‘We may not be able to provide everything we’ve given them in the past, but the reality is that we can provide something that is far superior to anything else people can access now,’ Gorsich added.

    The event will tee off from 28-31 January.

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