The competitions yet to come in the course of the season 2019-2020 of the PGA Tour will take place behind closed doors, in full upsurge in the coronavirus in the United States, announced Monday the organizers.
All of the tournaments remaining in the calendar have decided not to accommodate spectators due to fears related to the outbreak of Covid-19 in the United States, which knows no truce.
The five competitions that have already taken place since the resumption of the PGA in June were all delivered without a viewer.
Golf fans should, in principle, to find this week’s the players on the course on the occasion of the Memorial Tournament in Ohio, but this project was abandoned in the face of increasing cases of contamination. The United States record for the past several days, more than 60,000 new cases of infections every 24 hours.
This decision announced on Monday means that the most important tournament of the season, the Tour Championship of the FedEx Cup, scheduled from 4 to 7 September in Atlanta, will be played behind closed doors.
“These decisions are never easy,” explained the executive director of the Tour Championship, Allison Fillmore, in a press release.
The other two steps of the Playsoffs of the FedEx Cup, the Northern Trust the 20-23 of August in Boston and the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields in Illinois, are also involved.
Spectators will also be deprived of the Open 3M next week in Blaine, Minnesota and the world championship, FedEx St. Jude invitational, scheduled from 30 August to 3 September.
The USPGA, the circuit is american, had already announced that its competition’s flagship and one of the four tournaments of the Grand Slam, the PGA Championship to Harding Park, San Francisco, scheduled from 6 to 9 August, would also play without a viewer.