PGA TOUR players overseas face COVID-19 setback

COVID 19 brings setback to overseas PGA TOUR players

Most dedicated sports fans know about the presumptive PGA TOUR schedule, which will begin with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas on June 11. Regardless, golfers who are returning or not based in the U.S will have to face the setback of 14 days in isolation before being allowed to play. This is as a result of the strict quarantine rules in place in the States due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What this means is that players such as Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, who currently are not in the U.S. will endure 14 days in quarantine when they return. This will have a major impact on several players that are yet to return to the United States

Top golfers like Rory Mcllroy who are to appear in the first event, will have no choice than to come back at least two weeks earlier. The PGA TOUR’s chief tournaments officer Andy Pazder made this known in his statement ” That is currently in place and it is likely to continue. So those constituents that we have that need to come back in the United States must do so at least two weeks prior to our return to competition.”

Andy Pazder also mentioned that there are roughly 25 PGA TOUR players who are currently outside the United States and their working in hand with the federal government to facilitate the return of the players.

The TOUR has started to unveil a whole raft of COVID-19 procedures including testing of players before they travel and on arrival at the venue.

Listen to some of the plans the TOUR has for testing players in this Golf Channel segment below:

Preview of the updated PGA Tour Scheduled Tournaments

June 11-14: Charles Schwab Challenge.

June 18-21: RBC Heritage, Harbour Town Golf Links.

June 25-28: Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands.

July 2-5: Rocket Mortgage Classic, Detroit Golf Club.

July 9-12: John Deerr Classic, TPC Deere Run.

July 16-19: The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

July 23-26: 3M Open TPC Twin Cities, Blsaine, Minnesota.

July 30-August 2: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational; TPC Southwind, Memphis.

July 30-August 2: Barracuda Championship.

August 6-9: PGA Championship, TPC Harding Park.

August 13-16: Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield Country Club.

August 20-23: THE NORTHERN TRUST, TPC Boston.

August 27-30: BMW Championship, Olympia Fields Country Club (North).

Sept. 4-7: TOUR Championship, East Lake Golf Club.

September 17-20: U.S. Open, Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck.

September 25-27: Ryder Cup, Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin.

September 24-27: Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.

November 12-15: Masters Tournament, Augusta National Golf Club.

Also Read: COVID-19: Massachusetts Courses Reopen

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