1st Obstacle in PGA Tour’s Return Cleared – Texas to Lift Stay-at-Home Order
The first obstacle in the PGA Tour’s return to action in early June appears to be cleared.
On Monday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that the state wide executive stay at home order will expire on April 30.
“It’s done our job, we’re ready to open Texas safely and in phases. We don’t want to reopen just to close again. Phase one begins this Friday, May 1,” said Abbott in a press conference.
As GolfNewsRI reported, the Tour is schedule to return on June 11 at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Houston, Texas.
The event is scheduled to be played without fans.
“The health and safety of all associated with the PGA TOUR and our global community continues to be our No. 1 priority, and our hope is to play a role – responsibly – in the world’s return to enjoying the things we love,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.
According to the Tour, at least the first four events will be played without fans.
It has been 46 days since the opening round of the Players, after which the season was halted, and there are 45 days until the opening round of Colonial.
The revised schedule shows that the PGA Tour will resume its season from June 11-14 at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
The 2019-20 season will end at the Tour Championship, which will take place over Labor Day weekend at East lake Golf Club.
Notable dates in between include the Travelers Championship in Connecticut, which will be played without fans from June 25-28.
The PGA Championship will take place from August 6 to August 9 at TPC Harding Park.
It is the only major of the 2019-20 season.
The Northern Trust will be played from August 20 to August 23 at TPC Boston.
The tour also released a revised schedule for the fall portion of the 2020-21 season.
The season will begin at the Safeway Open during the week of September 7.
The U.S. Open will be held the following week at Winged Foot, and the Ryder Cup will take place the week after that (September 21-27) at Whistling Straits.
Back-to-back incredible weeks of golf.
Other highlights include The Masters in November, and the Hero World Challenge in late November and into December.
Revised 2019-20 PGA TOUR Season schedule
• June 8-14: Charles Schwab Challenge, Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas
• June 15-21: RBC Heritage, Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, South Carolina
• June 22-28: Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut
• July 2-5: Rocket Mortgage Classic, Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan
• July 6-12: John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Illinois
• July 13-19: the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio
• July 20-26: 3M Open, TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minnesota
• July 27-August 2: World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee
• July 27-August 2: Barracuda Championship, Tahoe Mountain Club (Old Greenwood), Truckee, California
• August 3-9: PGA Championship, TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, California
• 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 Country Club (North), Olympia Fields, Illinois
• August 31-September 7: TOUR Championship, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia
2020-21 PGA TOUR Season Schedule (fall portion):
• September 7-13: Safeway Open, Silverado Resort and Spa North, Napa, California
• September 14-20: U.S. Open, Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, New York
• # September 21-27: Ryder Cup, Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin
• September 21-27: Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, Corales Golf Club, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
• September 28-October 4: Sanderson Farms Championship, Country Club of Jackson, Jackson, Mississippi
• October 5-11: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada
• October 12-18: THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, Korea
• October 19-25: ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP, Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
• October 26-November 1: World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China
• October 26-November 1: Bermuda Championship, Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton, Bermuda
• November 2-8: Houston Open, Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston, Texas
• November 9-15: Masters Tournament, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia
• November 16-22: The RSM Classic, Sea Island Resort (Seaside and Plantation), Sea Island, Georgia
• November 23-29: Open week (Thanksgiving)
• November 30-December 6: Mayakoba Golf Classic, El Camaleón Golf Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
• # November 30-December 6: Hero World Challenge, Albany, New Providence, Bahamas
• # December 7-13: QBE Shootout, Tiburón GC, Naples, Florida
• # December 14-20: PNC Father-Son Challenge, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida
# indicates unofficial event