We’ve got some good news, according to Golf Digest reporter Joel Beall:
BREAKING: As @GolfDigest reported last week, British Open is canceled, formally expected today. Other announcements:
Tour will begin mid June, with no fans, at Memorial
PGA Champ Aug 6; Ryder Cup Sept 25
US Open Sept 17
Masters to Nov
— Joel Beall (@JoelMBeall) April 6, 2020
The Memorial was originally scheduled for June 4th at Muirfield Village outside of Columbus, Ohio.
The PGA Championship was set for May 14th in San Francisco, but would be bumped back about 11 weeks, while the U.S. Open would move back two months. The Masters would be shifted from April to a college football weekend in November (God willing), which could be the biggest weekend of all time in the history of Augusta.
Golf should be pretty easy to execute during a global pandemic, theoretically, yes? Nobody needs to come within 15 feet of another human being, let alone six. We can hit the links and get the TV cameras rolling, get the legal sports betting industry up and running again. Hopefully this Joel Beall guy knows what he’s talking about, because it’s starting to get a little rough as we enter week four of self-isolation.
Here’s confirmation from The Masters:
Statement from Chairman Ridley:
"We have identified Nov 9-15 as the intended dates to host the 2020 Masters. We hope the anticipation of staging the Tournament brings a moment of joy to the Augusta community and those who love the game."
— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 6, 2020
The 120th U.S. Open has been postponed and is now rescheduled for Sept. 17-20, 2020, at Winged Foot Golf Club.
— USGA (@USGA) April 6, 2020