US PGA Championship 2020: event continues behind closed doors in August

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American Brooks Koepka won the 2019 PGA Championship

The American PGA Championship continues on its scheduled date in August, but without spectators.

The event at San Francisco's TPC Harding Park has been moved from its original date May 14-17 to August 6-9 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It will be the first major of the year, with the US Open moved to September and the Masters to take place in November.

The Open Championship 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic.

The PGA of America said that the decision to host the US PGA Championship behind closed doors had not been considered "for the health and well-being of all concerned."

"We are both inspired and honored to continue playing, grateful to the state of California and the city and province of San Francisco for being great partners," said PGA of US President Seth Waugh.

The PGA Tour re turned around after the coronavirus ended earlier this month, with Webb Simpson winning the RBC Heritage on Sunday, the second tournament since the restart.

Both tournaments were played behind closed doors, with players often being tested for Covid-19

American Nick Watney withdrew from the RBC Heritage after testing positive for round two.

The PGA Tour will play its first event with fans attending the Memorial Tournament in Ohio July 16-19.

Key Dates in 2020

Canceled: The Open Championship

August 6-9: US PGA Championship, TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, California

September 17-20: US Open, Winged Foot Golf Club, New York

November 12-15: Masters, Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia

The biennial Ryder Cup between the United States and Europe also still take place in Whistling Stra its, Wisconsin, from September 25-27.

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