Jay Monahan: When it is secure, we may have followers at PGA Tour occasions
When will followers return to the PGA Tour? The reply remains to be unknown.
This week’s Tour Championship marks the 14th straight match performed with out followers for the reason that PGA Tour halted its schedule in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Requested on Wednesday at East Lake when which may change, Tour commissioner Jay Monahan didn’t present a lot readability.
“Simply given the persistently fluid nature of the virus and the way in which totally different communities are responding, every dialogue is a unique dialogue,” Monahan mentioned. “So, you may even see totally different tournaments returning at totally different ranges as we get into the tip of the 12 months and into ’21.”
Monahan did reveal that the Tour will maintain its first pro-am for the reason that play stoppage later this month on the Corales Puntacana Resort and Membership Championship. Professional-ams have been performed on the Korn Ferry Tour and PGA Tour Champions since these circuits restarted their schedules.
The commissioner additionally mentioned the Tour plans to maneuver into Part II of a five-phase return plan this fall, though he didn’t present specifics for every part.
“Once we really feel prefer it’s secure to return followers out right here, that is when followers will return,” he mentioned. “We owe that to them, to make it possible for we really feel like we’re supported domestically in each market we play in, that that’s supported by the native authorities authorities.”
Each the Masters and the RSM Basic in November can be performed with out followers, however the Mayakoba Golf Basic, the ultimate regular-season occasion of 2020, remains to be promoting ticket gross sales on the match’s web site.