The PLAYERS Championship will be played without any spectators this week as a precaution of the Covid-19 pandemic to the event.
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan released a statement on Thursday to indicate the close monitoring the organisers are implementing to prevent the Covid-19 virus of having any effect on the the PLAYERS Championship.
With the famous event set to start on Thursday, Monahan assured fans that the PGA Tour are in close contact with health organisations about recommendations and preventions to unsure a successful four days of golf.
With most international sports events being postponed or cancelled, Monahan is confident that the event will continue as scheduled.
He’s even been in contact with American president Donald Trump as the authorities throw their support behind the tournament.
‘It goes without saying that this is an incredibly fluid and dynamic situation. We have been and are committed to being responsible, thoughtful and transparent with our decision process.
‘With that as pretext, at this point in time, PGA TOUR events – across all Tours – will currently proceed as scheduled, but will do so without fans. This policy starts at THE PLAYERS Championship tomorrow [Friday] and continues through the Valero Texas Open. It’s important to note, that could change, but for the time being, this decision allows the PGA TOUR, our fans and constituents to plan, prepare and respond as events develop.
‘Further, the recently announced travel advisories and potential logistical issues associated with players and staff traveling internationally limit our ability to successfully stage the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship. Therefore, we are going to postpone that event and will provide details in the coming weeks on a reschedule as this situation develops.’
Monahan concluded that they are in active communication with the players to keep them up to date with the latest developments.