PGA Tour officially announces return to the course, upcoming schedule for remainder of the season
Great news for golf fans as the PGA Tour officially announced its plans to return to action on Thursday.
The PGA Tour is now set to resume action on June 8 for the start of the Charles Schwab Challenge.
The first four tournaments will be held without spectators present but the PGA Tour notes that could change upon further evaluation following those events.
Following the Charles Schwab Challenge, the RBC Heritage, originally scheduled for April 13-19, is set to be played June 15-21. The Rocket Mortgage Classic is next, originally scheduled for May 25-31, is set to be played July 2-5. The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, originally scheduled for June 1-7, will be played July 13-19.
“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 in a released statement. “Today’s announcement is another positive step for our fans and players as we look toward the future, but as we’ve stressed on several occasions, we will resume competition only when – working closely with our tournaments, partners and communities – it is considered safe to do so under the guidance of the leading public health authorities.”
This is obviously encouraging news for sports fans eager to see some form of competitive play on television and looks to be the first step toward the return of normalcy in the sports world.