In announcing a significantly revised PGA Tour schedule that is scheduled to begin without spectators the week of June 8-14 at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club, the tour is hopeful – but not certain – it will be able to complete a season despite missing nearly three months of competition.
“We’re optimistic, I’m not going to say I have 110 percent certainty but we are very confident we will be able to play that second week of June,” Andy Pazder, the tour’s chief tournaments and competition officer, said on a teleconference Thursday.
Like so many other things in this virus-stricken world, the tour’s plans hinge on many factors surrounding the coronavirus. Testing will have to be enhanced and readily available and government officials at all levels will have to sign off on the tournaments being played.
If the tour’s schedule does commence at the Charles Schwab Challenge, the first four events – the RBC Heritage, the Travelers Championship and the Rocket Mortgage Classic follow the Colonial event – are expect...
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