2020 U.S. Open to be Played Without Fans
The USGA has announced that the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot will be played without fans due to the coronavirus.
The tournament is set to take place from September 14 to September 20.
“Following months of consultation and scenario planning with local and state health officials, we have jointly decided that hosting the U.S. Open without spectators will provide the best opportunity to conduct the championship safely for all involved. We will miss the excitement of the fans and what their presence brings to the championship. We look forward to welcoming them again to future U.S. Opens,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA.
Tickets purchased directly through the USGA will be automatically refunded to the method of payment used to purchase the tickets.
“We are thankful to all of the local and state officials as well as the members and staff at Winged Foot Golf Club who worked so hard to try to help us accomplish our goal of hosting fans this year. We appreciate all of their efforts and while we are disappointed, we know it was the right decision to make for the community and for the players,” Davis added.
The entire PGA Tour season, since the restart, has been played without fans and will continue to be.
Now it appears that the only chance for fans to attend a golf tournament this season will be at The Masters in November.