The second major championship in golf has now been affected by what we’re now calling ‘The Big Cancel.’ The Masters was officially postponed on March 13 and now the PGA Championship has followed suit postponing its event that was set to take place at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco May 14-17.
Like the Masters, the PGA Championship did not give any sort of possible future date to hold the tournament later in the year. The PGA is hopeful that the tournament can be hosted at TPC Harding Park at some later date in the summer.
“This is a reflection of a thoughtful process,” PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh said in a release. “We are and have been working in concert with Commissioner Jay Monahan and our partners and friends at the PGA TOUR to find an alternative date that works for all. We are all very hopeful for a great outcome. “We are also in dialogue with Mayor Breed and her team at the City of San Francisco and look forward to hopefully bringing the 2020 PGA Championship to TPC Harding Park at a date this summer when it is once again safe and responsible to do so.”
This announcement comes just a day after San Francisco ordered residents to shelter at their home and asked only to leave for essential needs. The Bay Area has been hit hard by The Big Cancel, so this announcement from the PGA is not surprising with May fast-approaching and with so many uncertainties facing the world at this time.
The PGA Championship wasn’t the only major news on Tuesday. The PGA Tour also announced that it is canceling four more tournaments on its schedule. The RBC Heritage in South Carolina (April 16-19), the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (April 23-26), the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte (April 30-May 3) and the Byron Nelson in Dallas (May 7-10) will not be played this year.
The next scheduled event on the PGA Tour schedule is the Charles Schwab Challenge currently set to begin on May 21.
This news, on top of all the other unknowns at the moment, it’s hard to even begin to guess when the PGA Tour will be back in action this year.