The PGA tour, in conjunction with the organizers of the Memorial tournament, announced, Monday, that there will be finally no spectators admitted to the event, which will take place from 14 to 19 July.
The State of Ohio, the location of the host golf club, had yet given his approval to a limited number of spectators to be admitted. The circuit, however, has justified its decision by the “dynamic rapid changing of the pandemic of sars coronavirus”.
This tournament was supposed to be the first event of the PGA with fans in attendance since the resumption of its operations last June 11.
“We must stay focused on our priority number 1 for the return of the golf, or the health and safety of all staff involved”, said the commissioner of the PGA tour, Jay Monahan, in a press release of his organization. “While this decision has been difficult, it has been taken collectively, and we appreciate the process so far undertaken, which will allow us to accommodate the supporters when the time comes. In the meantime, we have no doubt that the Memorial tournament will again be a championship is incredible.”