The San Francisco Board of Health will not allow fans to attend the first major championship of 2020.

  • The PGA Championship had already postponed the major event from its original May dates at Harding Park in San Francisco to Aug. 6-9 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • PGA provided city health officials with a comprehensive COVID-19 plan, and held out hope that up to 40,000 fans would be allowed on the grounds each day.
  • Source says the decision is not a huge surprise given the politics of the city.
  • Source continued, “Don’t schedule tournaments in a blue state.”
  • More source, “U.S. Open has almost no chance of having fans in New York.”
  • Harding Park has never hosted a major championship, and it last hosted a PGA Tour event in 2015 (WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play).
  • Fans who had purchased tickets in advance will receive a refund, according to the PGA.


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