Golf In A Plague Year April 6: Accommodation
This week, we are missing the Masters. In its place, CBS apparently will replay the 2019 Tiger Woods victory tour. I would have preferred to see the 1986 Nicklaus Victory. But anything is good. Everyone is missing sports these days.
BREAKING NEWS: Open Championship Cancelled; Masters, US Open, PGA Rescheduled
Golf’s major governing bodies have come to an agreement on the Major tournament schedule going forward. The biggest news is that the Open Championship has been cancelled for the first time since 1945.
- 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
Augusta National Golf Club, European Tour, LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA issued the following joint statement:
“This is a difficult and challenging time for everyone coping with the effects of this pandemic. We remain very mindful of the obstacles ahead, and each organization will continue to follow the guidance of the leading public health authorities, conducting competitions only if it is safe and responsible to do so.
“In recent weeks, the global golf community has come together to collectively put forward a calendar of events that will, we hope, serve to entertain and inspire golf fans around the world. We are grateful to our respective partners, sponsors and players, who have allowed us to make decisions – some of them, very tough decisions – in order to move the game and the industry forward.
“We want to reiterate that Augusta National Golf Club, European Tour, LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA collectively value the health and well-being of everyone, within the game of golf and beyond, above all else. We encourage everyone to follow all responsible precautions and make effort to remain healthy and safe.”
Women’s Golf Day Rescheduled
Thinking ahead, Women’s Golf Day has been rescheduled from June 2 to September 1. Women’s Golf Day encourages courses and other golf businesses to set aside a four hour block for female players to both play the game and socialize. To participate, locations must register on the Womens’ Golf Day Website. Since its creation in 2016, Women’s Golf Day has grown to include 900 locations in 52 countries.
However, a “virtual celebration” of women’s golf still will take place on June 2. The organization plans video content from famous faces and inspirational stories from across the world shared across the campaign’s social media platforms. In 2019, social media efforts around Women’s Golf Day delivered 47 million global impressions to nearly 25 million people.
LPGA Live Streams WGT Top Golf Video Competition Between Tiffany Jon and Jane Park
On Sunday, the LPGA did a live stream of Tiffany Joh and Jame Park competing on WFT Top Golf . Karen Stupples and Henni Zuel (an LET Player) provided commentary.
It was actually an interesting forty minutes. While Joh and Park played (they are pretty good), the four had a nice chat about everything from their video game skills, their real life games, the best food on Tour, The Masters, and more.