PGA Tour plans to resume in June with closed-door tournaments

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The PGA Tour was suspended after day one of the Players Championship on March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic

. The PGA Tour has announced plans to resume in June with the first four tournaments played behind closed doors.

The Tour has been suspended since March 12 due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic that has ended all golf activities.

The Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas is scheduled to be the first tournament on June 11-14.

"We hope to play a role – responsible – in the return of the world to enjoy the things we love," said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.

The golf calendar has been severely disrupted due to the Covid-19 outbreak, with The Open Championship canceled and the three other men's majors moved.

The RBC Heritage is the second tournament back from June 18-21 – the original dates for the US Open, which has been moved to Septembe

The Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands is from 25- June 28, followed by the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit GC from July 2-5.

The Memorial Tournament, originally scheduled for June 4-7, now takes place July 16-19, which is when the 149th Open Championship would be held at Royal St George & # 39; s in Kent.

The PGA Tour statement added: "On this The Tour intends to resume play with the first four events closed to the general public, but will continue to monitor the situation and recommendations from local and national authorities to determine the most appropriate on-site access in each market.

"As such, the Tour will continuously review the Covid-19 related protocols that can be implemented at PGA Tour health events and ensure the well-being of all concerned. "

In what can be a confusing summer and fall, the PGA Tour ends its 2019-2 0 season and kicks off the next one, with two of this year's men's majors

On the reorganized calendar, the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational will take place at the end of July, one week before the first men's major of the year, the PGA Championship (August 6-9).

De la Two weeks into August, the three events that make up the FedEx Cup Playoffs will kick off with the season-ending Tour Championship taking place September 4-7.

The 2020 -21 season kicks off the following week, but the US Open falls from September 17-20 with the biennial Ryder Cup between the US and Europe the following week as originally planned, and the delayed Masters scheduled for 12 -15 November.

Despite the announcement, Monahan insists that the tournaments only continue if the authorities consider this safe.

"Today's announcement is another positive step for our fans and players as we look to the future," he said.

"But as we have emphasized on several Sometimes we will not resume competition until it is considered safe – in close cooperation with our tournaments, partners and communities – to do so under the leadership of the leading authorities on the area of ​​public health. ”

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