Op de kalender van de Europese Tour is 17 - 20 september nu voor het KLM Open gereserveerd. Het is nog niet duidelijk wat er met de 101ste editie van dit kampioenschap op Bernardus gebeurt. Mogelijk wordt het naar een andere datum verschoven.
Het PGA Championship wordt van 6 - 9 augustus op Harding Park in San Francisco gespeeld.
The Masters sluit bij de mannen de rij: van 12 - 15 november is Augusta National de gastheer.
De Tours en de grote organisaties kwamen maandagmiddag vrijwel op hetzelfde moment met onderstaand overzicht.
De PGA Tour heeft ook de data voor de play-offs al bepaald, maar de Europese Tour moet nogal wat scherven opruimen en lijmen. Zo staat de tweede wedstrijd van de Final Series, de Nedbank Challenge, nu tegelijkertijd met The Masters gepland en het afsluitende Tour Championship moet vier dagen na The Masters beginnen.
Geen wonder dat de Europese Tour nog wat tijd neemt om zich op de ontstane situatie te beraden.
USGA: The U.S. Open, previously scheduled for June 15-21 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, has been officially rescheduled for September 14-20 and is confirmed to remain at Winged Foot. For more information and comments from USGA CEO Mike Davis, click here.
The R&A: The R&A has decided to cancel The Open in 2020 due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, and the Championship will next be played at Royal St. George’s in 2021. The Open was due to be played in Kent, England, from July 12-19, but it has been necessary to cancel the Championship based on guidance from the UK Government, the health authorities, public services and The R&A’s advisers. For more information and comments from The R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers, click here.
PGA of America: The PGA of America is announcing today that the PGA Championship is now scheduled to take place August 3-9 and will remain at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California. The PGA Championship was originally slated for May 11-17 but was postponed on March 17.
Furthermore, the PGA reconfirmed the Ryder Cup remains as originally scheduled, September 22-27, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. For more information and comments from PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh, click here.
Augusta National Golf Club: Augusta National has identified November 9-15 as the intended dates to host the 2020 Masters Tournament, which was previously scheduled for April 6-12 and postponed on March 13. For more information, and comments from Chairman Fred Ridley, click here.
PGA TOUR: While collaborating with the PGA of America to find a viable date for the PGA Championship in August, the PGA TOUR worked with its host organizations and title sponsors to move the Regular Season finale – the Wyndham Championship – and all three FedExCup Playoffs events one week later, starting the week of August 10 and concluding with a Monday, September 7, Labor Day finish for the TOUR Championship.
The TOUR will seek to reschedule tournaments into the weeks formerly occupied by the U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the Men’s Olympic golf competition in June and July. The TOUR will make further announcements about this potential, as well as its fall schedule, in the coming weeks. For more information and comments from PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan, click here.
European Tour: Due to the many complexities involved, the European Tour is currently working through various scenarios in relation to the rescheduling of our tournaments for the 2020 season. The European Tour will make further announcements on these in due course.
LPGA: On April 3, the LPGA released a revised look at the LPGA Tour’s 2020 summer schedule, beginning on the week of June 15 with the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G. In addition, the LPGA Tour announced that they have successfully rescheduled their first two majors of the year (the ANA Inspiration moves to the week of September 7 at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California; and the U.S. Women’s Open conducted by the USGA moves to the week of December 7 at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas). For more information, click here.
A listing of the revised schedule of events announced today follows:
TO BE CONFIRMED: June 15-21 (formerly U.S. Open week) – potential PGA TOUR event
CANCELED: July 13-19, The Open Championship, Royal St. George’s GC, Sandwich, Kent, England
TO BE CONFIRMED: July 13-19 (formerly The Open Championship week) – potential PGA TOUR event
TO BE CONFIRMED: July 27-August 2 (formerly Men’s Olympic Competition week) – potential PGA TOUR event
CONFIRMED: August 3-9 – PGA Championship, TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, California
CONFIRMED: PGA TOUR’s season-ending event/FedExCup Playoffs
August 10-16 – Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina
August 17-23 – THE NORTHERN TRUST, TPC Boston, Norton, Massachusetts,
August 24-30 – BMW Championship, Olympia Fields CC, Olympia Fields, Illinois
August 31-September 7 (Labor Day) – TOUR Championship, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia
CONFIRMED: September 14-20 – U.S. Open, Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, New York
RECONFIRMED: September 22-27: Ryder Cup, Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin
CONFIRMED: November 9-15: the Masters Tournament, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia