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The scenario for golf tournaments in the Covid-19 pandemic (Part 1)

A new roadmap for the remaining major tournaments of the year is being finalized, according to Golfweek on April 2.

The five world power organizations have been discussing telemetry remotely every day for the past three weeks to salvage the remaining nail events of the year. These include Royal & Ancient (R&A), American Golf Association (USGA), American Professional Golf Association (PGAA), PGA Tour and Augusta National.

The Open

The only obstacle that caused the joint statement of the new schedule to be delayed is the R&A’s hesitation between canceling or postponing the 14th Major The Open Championship.

On April 3rd, R&A confirmed the tournament does not change the time held. The schedule is still from 16 / 7 to 7/19 at the Royal St George Stadium, Kent, England. This move comes after the Golf Digest used its own source in the article about The Open’s cancellation.

According to the new scenario that Golfweek has, The Open is not the key event in the traditional major quartet. The tournament is set on September 17 – September 20. One week before the scheduled start of the Great War between the United States and Europe at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

If R&A chooses to cancel The Open, the frame July 16 – July 19 will be filled with a US Open on Winged Foot.

But the USGA’s 120-year-old event also has some issues. “We have not been able to confirm the specific date so far. Although we hope we can begin the US Open as planned, the complicated situation has increased the risk of postponement. With PGA Tour, Fox Sports and other golf organizations, we are considering some possible directions”.

One of the solutions Annis mentioned was the US Open organization on the US West Coast in the second half of July or beyond. USGA had preliminary discussions with two potential locations in California. It is a combination of Torrey Pines golf and Pebble Beach Golf Links.

However, Torrey Pines took the right to host the tournament in 2021. Pebble Beach was the battleground of the previous year. However, this is the most feasible option of the USGA yard selection options.