The first major championship of 2020 will be played without fans, according to a latest report by the San Francisco Chronicle.
The PGA Championship, which was originally scheduled for May 14-17 dates at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco will now take place from Aug. 6-9 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the officials are hoping that the fans will be allowed at the venue in some capacity, the decision has reportedly been made that no fans will be allowed during the tournament week, with an announcement expected from the PGA of America today.
The first PGA Tour event since the coronavirus pandemic began — the Charles Schwab Challenge — took place last week at Colonial Country Club without any fans in attendance.
Well, this is certain that the professional golf would look like this for the foreseeable future. The only tournament as of now which has been approved for fans to attend is The Memorial Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, from July 16-19.
The PGA Championship in August will see, Brooks Koepka trying to make a three-peat of his accomplishments in 2018 at Bellerive Golf Course and 2019 at Bethpage Black, which will definitely an exciting event to watch out for and a lot more disappointing for the fans who will not be allowed on the property.
The original plan for the PGA Championship had around 40,000 fans being allowed per day at the venue, which has never before hosted a major championship and which hosted a PGA TOUR event, five years back when the current World No.1, Rory McIlroy won the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
The PGA Championship will be the only major of the PGA TOUR’s 2019-2020 schedule. That season ends a month after the PGA Championship is played and then the 2020-21 schedule will begin.