PGA Championship Gets Green Light With no Fans

The first major championship to be contested in 2020, the PGA Championship, will be played at San Francisco's Harding Park but without spectators.

The PGA of America announced the decision on Monday after spending months considering other scenarios, including moving the tournament to another venue such as Valhalla in Kentucky or Quail Hollow in North Carolina.

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It was also waiting on state health officials, who determined the event could go on but without fans.

"We are both inspired and honored to 'play on,'" said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh. "In doing so, we will spotlight not only the beauty of TPC Harding Park, but the fortitude of San Francisco and its remarkable people. We'd like to thank the state of California and the city and county of San Francisco for being terrific partners in helping us get to this place. While the local community cannot be with us physically on-site, we will certainly carry their spirit of resilience and unity with us as we stage our major championship, on their behalf, for all the world to see and enjoy."

The PGA Championship is one of three majors to be rescheduled, with The Open deciding to cancel in 2020. After the PGA, the U.S. Open is scheduled for Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot; the Masters is scheduled for Nov. 12-15.

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