The PGA Tour announced its new schedule on April 16, after a few months of being shut down because of COVID-19.
PGA Tour reopens in June despite COVID-19 pandemic
Accordingly, the starting point of this new schedule is the Charles Schwab Challenge from June 11 to June 14 in Texas, which is three weeks behind the original plan on May 21.
Leaving Texas, the PGA Tour will arrive in South Carolina with the RBC Heritage from June 18 to June 21, filling the US Open space after the major is moved to September. This is the “luckiest” destination since it was previously, RBC Heritage is on the list of cancellations due to disease.
Adjacent to RBC Heritage is the Travelers Championship and Rocket Mortgage Classic, respectively. These two prizes are in the frame from June 25 to July 5.
The PGA Tour also emphasized that the first four tournaments in the new calendar will have no field audience. If you include Rocket Mortgage Classic, July is the busiest month for the rest of the season, with a total of six events, following the Michigan – Illinois – Ohio – Minnesota – Tennessee – California sequential route.
By August, the PGA Tour had major PGA Championship, Wyndham Championship. This is the last leg of the regular season and two FedEx Cup playoff events. They include the Northern Trust and the BMW Championship. The season closes with the Tour Championship and closes the FedEx Cup and $ 15 million in prize money to the champions from September 4 to September 7 in Georgia.
If it is possible to implement the adjustment plan. This season’s PGA Tour has only 36 awards, instead of 49 events as announced at the beginning of the season.
The Safeway Open
The PGA Tour will open the 2020-2021 season with the Safeway Open starting in California on September 10, three days after the end of the old season.
After solving the event and time allocation stage, the PGA Tour still has two big problems. The first issue is a plan to resolve the travel procedures for international golfers during the time the US travel restriction order is in effect. PGA Tour has at least 25 golfers and 35 caddies outside of the United States.
The remaining problem is to prepare methods and testing tools at the tournament for golfers and related people.