Pebble Seaside scraps multi-day pro-am format due to virus considerations
Extra adjustments are coming to the PGA Tour’s West Coast Swing.
The Tour introduced Thursday that the AT&T Pebble Seaside Professional-Am won’t characteristic its conventional multi-day pro-am format due to “native COVID-19 circumstances within the Monterey Peninsula.” Consequently, the Feb. 11-14 occasion can be contested on two programs as an alternative of three: Pebble Seaside Golf Hyperlinks and Spyglass Hill.
“Whereas we are going to actually miss watching the actors, musicians, athletes and different novice individuals that make this occasion so particular, we’re happy to proceed on with the skilled competitors,” stated event director Steve John.
Thursday’s information comes after the event, which can rejoice its 75th anniversary this yr, had already introduced it might not allow spectators. The opposite three California occasions on the West Coast Swing – subsequent week’s American Categorical in Palm Springs, Farmers Insurance coverage Open in San Diego and Genesis Invitational in Los Angeles – additionally won’t enable followers to attend.
The American Categorical, which additionally encompasses a multi-day pro-am format, won’t host amateurs, both. However the occasion together with the Pebble Seaside occasion will conduct Wednesday pro-ams not part of the competitors.
The Phoenix Open, which can have followers in attendance, lately scaled again the every day spectator allowance, from 8,000 to fewer than 5,000.