The Northern Trust Tournament at TPC Boston will be played without fans this year, tournament officials announced on Monday.
The Tournament will still be played from August 20 to August 23, kicking off the PGA Tour’s FedExCup playoffs.
“We would like to thank the State of Massachusetts and PGA Tour headquarters for their guidance and support as we arrived at what was the best decision for all involved in The Northern Trust. Although these decisions are never easy, we are thrilled we are still able to host this event in Boston and to televise and live stream all the action to our fans here and around the world,” said Executive Director Julie Tyson in a statement.
The other two playoff events, the BMW Championship and Tour Championship, also announced that there will be no fans in attendance.
“As we have said from the start, our No. 1 priority remains the health and safety of everyone in the communities where we are invited guests each week,” said PGA Tour chief tournaments and competitions officer Andy Pazder with the BMW’s decision.
Tour Championship executive director Allison Fillmore added, “These decisions are never easy, and we would like to thank the city of Atlanta and PGA Tour headquarters for their extensive collaboration as we arrived at what was the best decision for all involved with the TOUR Championship and the community.”
The regular season finale, The Wyndhamm Championship, also announced that there will be no fans in attendance.
Next Possible Fans Site
With the rest of the PGA Tour season and playoffs being played without fans, the next possible place that fans could attend is the U.S. Open at Winged Foot.
According to Golf Digest, USGA officials have not ruled out fans attending the event starting on September 17.
Following that would be the Masters in November, there has been no decision there either.
The Masters and U.S. Open are not PGA Tour events, therefore can operate under different rules.