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The PGA announced a reconfigured 2020 schedule Monday, featuring the cancellation of The Open Championship and new dates for the three remaining major championships.
The PGA Championship will be the year’s first major Aug. 6-9, the U.S. Open will take place Sept. 17-20 and the Masters has been moved to Nov. 12-15. The Ryder Cup will remain Sept. 25-27, while the FedEx Cup playoffs have been pushed back one week to begin Aug. 10.
The PGA has been on hiatus since last month amid the coronavirus pandemic. No other major sports leagues that postponed their seasons have announced formal return dates.
President Donald Trump met with commissioners of major sports leagues Saturday, including the PGA and LPGA. Trump would not publicly commit to a date for sports to return but told reporters he thinks it will be “sooner rather than later”:
“I want fans back in the arenas whenever we’re ready and as soon as we can. The fans want to be back. They want to see basketball and baseball and football and hockey. They want to see their sports. They want to go out on the golf courses and breathe nice, clean, beautiful fresh air. I can’t tell you a date [when sports will start again], but I think it’s going to be sooner rather than later.”
The PGA’s announcement of set dates could put the tour in a position of having to announce more postponements, though it’s possible it would outright cancel events if the pandemic stretches into summer.
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