• Masters in November, Ryder Cup on

    Justin Harding
    Making memories at Augusta

    The world’s biggest events have been given new 2020 dates after confirmation from the PGA TOUR and the PGA of America.

    Shortly after The Open was cancelled, the American organisers revealed their update 2020 schedule with which they hope to fill previous Major dates with tour events.

    The Masters will be played at Augusta National from 9-15 November 9-15 while the US Open, previously scheduled for 15-21 June at Winged Foot Golf Club, has been officially rescheduled for 14-20 September and is confirmed to remain at Winged Foot.

    The PGA of America announced that the PGA Championship is now scheduled to take place 3-9 August and will remain at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. The PGA Championship was originally slated for 11-17 May.

    Furthermore, the PGA reconfirmed the Ryder Cup remains as originally scheduled, 22-27 September, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.

    Listing of the revised events schedule announced today:

    • TO BE CONFIRMED: 15-21 June (formerly US Open week) – potential PGA TOUR event
    • CANCELLED: 13-19 July, The Open Championship, Royal St George’s GC, Sandwich, Kent, England
    • TO BE CONFIRMED: 13-19 July (formerly The Open Championship week) – potential PGA TOUR event
    • TO BE CONFIRMED: 27 July-2 August (formerly Men’s Olympic Competition week) – potential PGA TOUR event
    • CONFIRMED: 3-9 August – PGA Championship, TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, California
    • CONFIRMED: PGA TOUR’s season-ending event/FedExCup Playoffs

    10-16 August – Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina
    17-23 August – THE NORTHERN TRUST, TPC Boston, Norton, Massachusetts
    24-30 August – BMW Championship, Olympia Fields CC, Olympia Fields, Illinois
    31 August-7 September (Labor Day) – TOUR Championship, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia

    • CONFIRMED: 14-20 September – US Open, Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, New York
    • RECONFIRMED: 22-27 September : Ryder Cup, Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin
    • CONFIRMED: 9-15 November : The Masters Tournament, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia

    Augusta National Golf Club, European Tour, LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA issued the following joint statement: ‘This is a difficult and challenging time for everyone coping with the effects of this pandemic. 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.

    ‘In recent weeks, the global golf community has come together to collectively put forward a calendar of events that will, we hope, serve to entertain and inspire golf fans around the world.  We are grateful to our respective partners, sponsors and players, who have allowed us to make decisions – some of them, very tough decisions – in order to move the game and the industry forward.

    ‘We want to reiterate that Augusta National Golf Club, European Tour, LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA collectively value the health and well-being of everyone, within the game of golf and beyond, above all else. We encourage everyone to follow all responsible precautions and make effort to remain healthy and safe.’

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