Remaining PGA Tour events won’t have fans

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The remaining events on the PGA Tour’s 2019-20 schedule will take place without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The four tournaments that had yet to announce their intentions did so Monday.

The Wyndham Championship — which follows the PGA Championship — announced that it will play its regular-season-ending event (Aug. 13-16) in Greensboro, North Carolina, without spectators.

The three FedEx Cup playoff events — the Northern Trust (Aug. 20-23), the BMW Championship (Aug. 27-30) and the Tour Championship (Sept. 4-7) — also said those tournaments would be contested without spectators.

GolfChannel first reported over the weekend that there would be no spectators at the remaining events this season.

This week’s Memorial Tournament is the sixth PGA Tour event of the revised scheduled and had planned to be the first with spectators. But those plans were scrapped last week because of coronavirus spikes across the country.

The next possible event that could have spectators is the Safeway Open, which is Sept. 10-13 in Napa, California. That is the first event of the 2020-21 season.

The U.S. Open follows at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (Sept. 17-20), and the United States Golf Association has said it is hoping to have limited spectators. The Masters, scheduled for Nov. 12-15, has made no announcements since its rescheduled date was determined in April.



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