After meeting with the president and other American sporting bodies throughout the last few weeks, the PGA Tour has become the first professional sporting code within the USA to announce their plans to recommence play and set tentative dates for a return.
The announcement from the PGA Tour came on Tuesday and targeted a return to golfing action on the weekend of June 25th-28th with the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.
A tentative replacement schedule was also annouced by the PGA Tour, which keeps most of the bigger tournaments in play, culminating in a two month stretch of golf across September and October that can only be described as mouthwatering for golf fans around the world.
The new scheudle will see three of the four majors remain in play this season as well as the Ryder Cup, the WGC-St Jude Classic and all four of the Fed Ex Cup playoff events including the Tour Championship.
Proposed PGA Tour Schedule
June 25-28: Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.
July 2-5: Rocket Mortgage Classic, Detroit Golf Club
July 9-12: John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill.
July 16-19: Memorial Tournament, Muirfield Village G.C., Dublin, Ohio
July 23-26: 3M Open, TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minn.
July 30-Aug. 2: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, TPC Southwind, Memphis
July 30-Aug. 2: Barracuda Championship, Tahoe Mt. Club, Truckee, Calif.
Aug. 6-9: PGA Championship, TPC Harding Park, San Francisco
Aug. 13-16: Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield C.C., Greensboro, N.C.
Aug. 20-23: The Northern Trust, TPC Boston
Aug. 27-30: BMW Championship, Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club
Sept. 3-7: Tour Championship, East Lake G.C., Atlanta
Sept. 17-20: U.S. Open, Winged Foot G.C., Mamaroneck, N.Y.
Sept. 25-27: Ryder Cup, Whistling Straits, Haven, Wis.
Nov. 12-15: Masters, Augusta National G.C., Augusta, Ga.
All events will likely be played without fans, which should make for a very interesting dynamic, but the PGA Tour believes that holding the tournaments as ‘TV Only’ events is still beneficial financially.