PGA Championship to be Played Without Fans
It is official, the 2020 PGA Championship will be played without fans at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California.
“We are thrilled to welcome the PGA Championship to San Francisco. We are able to safely take this step toward reopening because of the ongoing sacrifices of our citizens, the continued committed work of our healthcare workers and the early action we took to battle COVID-19,” said San Francisco Mayor London Breed.
The tournament will be held from August 6 to August 9.
“We are both inspired and honored to ‘play on. In doing so, we will spotlight not only the beauty of TPC Harding Park, but the fortitude of San Francisco and its remarkable people. We’d like to thank the state of California and the city and county of San Francisco for being terrific partners in helping us get to this place. While the local community cannot be with us physically on-site, we will certainly carry their spirit of resilience and unity with us as we stage our major championship, on their behalf, for all the world to see and enjoy,” added PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh in a statement.
Brooks Koepka will look to win his third straight PGA Championship.
The PGA of America adds that those who purchased tickets will be contacted about refunds.
PGA Tour Without Fans
The PGA Tour is entering its third week of action this week at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.
Through the first two weeks, the Tour has done more than 1,000 tests with only one of them coming back positive, Nick Watney.
Now that there is one positive test in the books, it will be interesting to watch this week if there are any protocol changes or more positive tests.
About TPC Harding Park
TPC writes on their website:
Located in San Francisco, California as a uniquely municipal golf course, TPC Harding Park offers two impressive courses open to the public: the Harding Park golf course and the Fleming 9. Both golf courses create a challenging and scenic experience for each golfer with towering Monterey Cypress trees and a tranquil Lake Merced.
TPC Harding Park offers a tiered greens fee rate structure for San Francisco and Bay Area residents, county residents and non-residents.
TPC Harding Park is located less than one mile from the Pacific Ocean, near scenic Skyline Boulevard and the renowned San Francisco Zoo. Harding Park prides itself in being a high-profile yet truly public course, inviting golfers from all over the world.