Professional golf could very well be the first sport back in action since the sports world hit pause due to The Big Cancel.
As expected, the PGA Tour announced on Thursday that it intends to return to tournament golf during the week of June 8-14 with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas. As part of its announcement, the Tour stated that it plans to play the first four tournaments on the schedule with no fans in attendance.
“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.
Given the new-look schedule that will round out 2020, it presents quite the 12-month calendar when you look ahead to next year. While we’ve seen a few PGA Tour events and The Open get canceled plus the Olympics and major championships get postponed to new dates, the end of the 2020 season and beginning of next season presents quite the set up when it comes to marquee events.
Not only are we set to see three majors and a Ryder Cup in a three-month stretch to close out this year, we’ll be witness to a total of seven majors, including two Masters, over the course of just 11 months.
August 6-9: PGA Championship
Sept. 4-7: TOUR Championship
Sept. 17-20: U.S. Open
Sept. 25-27: Ryder Cup
November 12-15: Masters
March 12-15: The Players
April 8-11: Masters
May 20-23: PGA Championship
June 17-20: U.S. Open
July 15-18: The Open
End of July/Early August: Olympics
Golf fans need to make sure they’re prepared for what should be one hell of a ride when June rolls around because it’s going to be an eventful 11 months.
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