The PGA Tour has dropped the rest of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass and has additionally dropped all visit occasions planned for the following three weeks because of the progressing COVID-19 pandemic.
The choice was made after PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said before on Thursday that the Players Championship would be played completely, yet would happen without fans for the last three rounds at TPC Sawgrass. In the wake of social occasion more data, notwithstanding, the visitors chose to close down the occasion totally.
“It is with a lament that we are declaring the wiping out of the Players Championship,” the visit said in its announcement late Thursday night. “We have additionally chosen to drop all PGA Tour occasions – over the entirety of our visits – in the coming weeks, through to the Valero Texas Open.
“We have promised from the beginning to be capable, astute and straightforward with our choice procedure. We did everything conceivable to make a protected situation for our players so as to proceed with the occasion consistently, and we were attempting to give our fans a genuinely necessary rest from the present atmosphere. Be that as it may, now, the proper activity for our players and our fans is to delay.”
The PGA Tour felt free to start the first round of the Players on Thursday, permitting observers on the grounds. Hideki Matsuyama shot a course record-equalling 63 to take a two-stroke lead. By early afternoon, in any case, The PGA Tour had just reported that it would disallow fans for the last three rounds and that that approach would be set up pushing ahead during the following three occasions on the PGA Tour plan — the Valspar Championship, the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship, and the Valero Texas Open. These are the three occasions that are currently dropped altogether.
Somewhere else, the LPGA Tour has delayed its initial three occasions in the US, including its first major of 2020, the ANA Inspiration. This came after the visit had effectively dropped three past occasions in Asia due to the coronavirus.
The Masters, in the interim, planned for April 9-12 at Augusta, is seeing emergency courses of action during the current year’s competition, which is likewise in peril, while the US PGA Championship, booked for May 14-17 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, stays until further notice on target to be played, as per the PGA of America.