2021 U.S. Open Fans Will Require COVID-19 Vaccines, Test Results, and Masks

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The flag on the 18th hole blows in the breeze during a practice round prior to the start of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional CC on June 13, 2011 in Bethesda, MD. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

According to the USGA, a limited number of fans will be allowed to attend its two major championships this June in California: the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego (June 17-20) and the U.S. Women’s Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco (June 3-6).

However, all spectators will have to follow California’s COVID-19 guidelines: residents must provide a negative COVID test, or proof of vaccination, while out-of-state attendees must be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination, 14 days ahead of each event.

Additionally – even if vaccinated, face masks and social distancing will be required at all times on the golf course, for each USGA event.

The men’s championship will be contested at Torrey Pines in San Diego, which sits on the coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The women will tee it up at the Olympic Club which skirts the Pacific Ocean on its west side and Lake Merced on its northeast border.

“Last year, we missed the energy that fans bring to our U.S. Open championships,” said John Bodenhamer, senior managing director, Championships. “We are grateful to our local and state health and safety officials in California to be in a position to welcome some fans back this year to witness the greatest players in the world contending for these prestigious championships, while working to maintain the health and safety of all involved.”

COVID-19 Regulations
  • Face coverings will be required for fans, staff and volunteers;
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status;
  • All fans, staff, and volunteers will be required to abide by social distancing guidelines;
  • State of California residents must show proof that vaccination against COVID-19 has occurred at least 14 days prior to the championships or that a negative test result has been received;
  • Out-of-state fans will be required to provide proof that vaccination against COVID-19 has occurred at least 14 days prior to the championship;
  • Sanitization stations will be available throughout the grounds, and spectators will be permitted to bring hand sanitizer.

Source: USGA

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35 COMMENTS

  1. Move the tournaments out of California. Play them at Trump Doral International. A better course and no ridiculous Covid guidelines.

  2. This is disgusting, but certifies I will pay no attention or give any credit to any of this so-called professional tennis
    US Government or anybody on US soil forcing people to inject garbage into your body and they won’t even tell you the ingredients & there is no more clinical testing
    In the past our rights were to refuse any unwanted substance the government would want to force you to take
    As soon as they do this forced vaccines and get away with it one time.. Forced vaccines are now your way of life, just like the stupid masks which are worse for you than the threat of covid and don’t stop covid, and the social distancing which deprives your immune system of the casual contact the human race needs for long term survival and makes society more drug dependent and consequently more dependent on the government
    Remember… we only were going to social distance and put unhealthy masks on for two week temporary

    • I want as many people to get the vac. More job openings for me next year. I couldn’t care less if over 90 of humanity dies, win win for me.

  3. This is disgusting, but certifies I will pay no attention or give any credit to any of this so-called professional golf
    US Government or anybody on US soil forcing people to inject garbage into your body and they won’t even tell you the ingredients & there is no more clinical testing
    In the past our rights were to refuse any unwanted substance the government would want to force you to take
    As soon as they do this forced vaccines and get away with it one time.. Forced vaccines are now your way of life, just like the stupid masks which are worse for you than the threat of covid and don’t stop covid, and the social distancing which deprives your immune system of the casual contact the human race needs for long term survival and makes society more drug dependent and consequently more dependent on the government
    Remember… we only were going to social distance and put unhealthy masks on for two week temporary

    • They don’t count. The CDC is redefining herd immunity as only those who‘ve been vaccinated.

      We are living in some scary times when long held scientific facts are no longer.

      • The CDC is redefining a lot for the sake of COVID-19 propaganda. The whole plandemic is based on inflated numbers, fear mongering, nebulous scenarios and max vaxxing of a trial drug. Makes you wonder what the ultimate outcome will be since the govt and media can no longer be trusted and half the country can’t think for themselves.

  4. Illegal and Unconstitutional. And a Criminal act !
    Get ready to be criminally charged and sued ! Thanks You fro paying ort millions. !
    We have Constitutional Officers ready to take all of you scum to jail . Just watch !

  5. The logic of wearing masks outside is ridiculous. What is also absurd is requiring a Covid test for the vast majority of fans that have already had Covid and are no longer susceptible to getting Covid. Follow the science and let people get back to their lives.

    • wasn’t the tourney in NC wonderful last weekend?? BIG crowds.. NO MASKS.. everyone happy, cheering.. and Rory..so good.

  6. Corporate America’s collusion with the tyrannical government to fundamentally change and restrict the freedoms of the American people.

    Wake up this is Nazi Germany style crap and CCP/ communist style control.

    If you support this nonsense you are not think critically and are being misled.

  7. Just another blow to the sports we love done by globalist corporations. Believe it, they don’t care one iota about the fans. COVID is BS, the tests are BS and it was a virus created by the Chinese Communist Party in the Wuhan lab. They did so because President Trump wouldn’t kneel before China. China has amazing citizens but their government, the CCP, is an international criminal organization and should be treated as such. When “real” American leaders take back this country China will be made to account for this virus. It is 100% their fault.

  8. Talk about bad timing. The USGA books it’s 2020 and 2021 US opens in NY and California – two police states. Had these been played in red free states, they’d be none of this totalitarian garbage.

    Note to USGA, PGA, LPGA, and PGA Tour: get out of the blue states!!!

  9. The USGA needs to tell CA to take a hike and move the tournament to FL or another state. The USGA needs to understand who their customer base is – it’s not soyboy leftists and green haired transgendered lunatics and BLM. The NBA and NFL has already lost its fan base. I figure gold and tennis would have a brain.

  10. Boycott your local golf pro. Buy your equipment from retailers.
    The PGA sucked in and destroyed the USGA and the Royal and Ancient. They have corporatized golf on every level down to the once a month amateur. They took a game invented by bored Scottish shepherds and succeeded in making into some kind of hierarchical cult. And they created this group of “golf professionals”, many of whom aren’t very good at the game, whose function is to preach the word of the the corporate elites.
    After all of the insane raising of costs in the past 30 years they found the public was losing interest in playing. So they went about cheapening the rules with grounded clubs in hazards, pin in when putting on the green and using greens fees to support constant efforts to bring in “minorities” and women.
    Minorities and women don;t need golf pros. I have had a grand total of 3 golf lessons in 50 years of playing. And I had s 5.6 index at one point. An honest 5.6 handicap index.
    My local, municipally owned course has like 4 pros, on an eighteen hole course with a single putting green, chipping area and limited driving range. They have as many pros as they have greens keepers.

    • Same here. I’m a golf nerd. Tee it up 1-2 per week. And play to about a solid 10-14 cap. Have never had a lesson from a pga pro. My lessons are via apps, video, books, etc.

    • they oughtta take some lessons from Augusta.. and quit being such wusses… remember when some dum women’s group were going to boycott and called for others to boycott.. so they just decided to have NO advertising.. so cool.

  11. I have searched the CA state and the CA public health guidelines. NO PLACE are there requirements for vaccines OR testing required!. In fact the guildelines from the PUblic health dept are from NOVEMBER, 2020.. waaay before this ‘vaccine’ nonesense started. prove me wrong, mr. reporter Daly – and do some research..

  12. Forcing a person to get a vaccination will lead to a person dying from that vaccination eventually

    When that happens there isnt enough money in the world to get thw PGA out of the mess it created

    Hopefully everyone in the PGA is vaccinated and continues to do…in a couple of years their numbers will be much smaller

  13. Professional tennis should be halted for the foreseeable future, since the events would expose snowflakes to Covid-19. Better to be safe than free!

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