PGA Championship stays at Harding Park; but fans barred

The PGA Championship 2020 will stay at the Harding Park in San Francisco. New dates have been confirmed from August 6 to 9 as the event originally slated for May had to be suspended in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The venue of the event stays unchanged but there will be no spectators at the event, where the organisers were reportedly expecting more than 40,000 attendance on all four days in the pre-novel Coronavirus scenario.

Fans who had bought tickets for the first major event as the Harding Park will be reimbursed, suggest reports.

As sporting world is gradually resuming action, each of the leading five PGA Tour events too are returning but no fans will be able to attend the action at the courses. The PGA Championships at the Harding Park will be second such event after the Charles Schwab Challenge last week.

The July 16-19 Memorial Tournament is expected to be the first event run by a U.S. professional sports league to include on-site spectators, with officials planning for up to 8,000 fans per day at Muirfield Village, Golf Channel has reported. Decisions on potential fan scenarios at other future Tour events have not yet been announced.

Brooks Koepka will defend his title this summer at TPC Harding Park, where he’ll look to become the first player to win three straight PGA Championships since Walter Hagen won four in a row from 1924-27.

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