New Delhi, April 6: The Augusta Masters is looking at a November date, while the US Open is moving from July to September in New York but the Royal & Ancient have cancelled the 2020 Open Championship at Royal St. Geroge’s.
The Augusta National Golf Club has announced November 9-15 as the intended dates to host the 2020 Masters Tournament, which was previously scheduled for April 9-12.
In another important date change, the PGA of America announced that the PGA Championship is now scheduled to take place August 3-9 and will remain at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California. The PGA Championship was originally slated for May 11-17 but was postponed by an announcement in March 17.
The PGA reconfirmed the Ryder Cup dates as originally scheduled for September 22-27, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.
The various stake holders in the sport and the prominent Tours and tournaments together have drawn up a new schedule of sorts for golf for the remainder of the year.
The Augusta National Golf Club, European Tour, LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA issued a 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.”
The PGA TOUR has worked with its host organizations and title sponsors to move the Regular Season finale – the Wyndham Championship – and all three FedExCup Playoffs events one week later, starting the week of August 10 and concluding with a Monday, September 7 finish for the TOUR Championship.
The TOUR will seek to reschedule tournaments into the weeks formerly occupied by the U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the Men’s Olympic golf competition in June and July. The TOUR will make further announcements about this potential, as well as its fall schedule, in the coming weeks.
The European Tour is currently working through various scenarios in relation to the rescheduling of our tournaments for the 2020 season. The European Tour will make further announcements on these in due course.
The LPGA has released a revised look at the LPGA Tour’s 2020 summer schedule, beginning on the week of June 15 with the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. The LPGA Tour announced that they have successfully rescheduled their first two majors of the year (the ANA Inspiration moves to the week of September 7 at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California; and the U.S. Women’s Open conducted by the USGA moves to the week of December 7 at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas).
A listing of the revised schedule of events announced today follows:
- TO BE CONFIRMED: June 15-21 (formerly U.S. Open week) – potential PGA TOUR event
- CANCELED: July 13-19, The Open Championship, Royal St. George’s GC, Sandwich, Kent, England
- TO BE CONFIRMED: July 13-19 (formerly The Open Championship week) – potential PGA TOUR event
- TO BE CONFIRMED: July 27-August 2 (formerly Men’s Olympic Competition week) – potential PGA TOUR event
- CONFIRMED: August 3-9 – PGA Championship, TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, California
- CONFIRMED: PGA TOUR’s season-ending event/FedExCup Playoffs
- August 10-16 – Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina
- August 17-23 – THE NORTHERN TRUST, TPC Boston, Norton, Massachusetts
- August 24-30 – BMW Championship, Olympia Fields CC, Olympia Fields, Illinois
- August 31-September 7 (Labor Day) – TOUR Championship, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia
- CONFIRMED: September 14-20 – U.S. Open, Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, New York
- RECONFIRMED: September 22-27: Ryder Cup, Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin
- CONFIRMED: November 9-15: the Masters Tournament, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia