New dates have been revealed for the Masters, US Open and USPGA Championship as part of a rescheduled golf calendar for the remainder of 2020.
While the 2020 Open Championship won’t take place after the R&A decided to postpone the 149th edition of the major until 2021, this year’s other three majors could still take place.
The rejigged calendar will still hinge on developments surrounding the ongoing coronavirus outbreak worldwide, which has seen big sporting events including the Olympic Games pushed back 12 months.
The Masters, US Open and USPGA Championship could yet take place after a joint statement was released by the Augusta National Golf Club, European Tour, LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA detailing a revised reschedule.
“This is a difficult and challenging time for everyone coping with the effects of this pandemic,” the statement read. “We remain very mindful of the obstacles ahead, and each organization will continue to follow the guidance of the leading public health authorities, conducting competitions only if it is safe and responsible to do so.
“In recent weeks, the global golf community has come together to collectively put forward a calendar of events that will, we hope, serve to entertain and inspire golf fans around the world. We are grateful to our respective partners, sponsors and players, who have allowed us to make decisions – some of them, very tough decisions – in order to move the game and the industry forward.
“We want to reiterate that Augusta National Golf Club, European Tour, LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA collectively value the health and well-being of everyone, within the game of golf and beyond, above all else. We encourage everyone to follow all responsible precautions and make effort to remain healthy and safe.”
When will the 2020 majors take place?
The USPGA Championship could take place at TPC Harding Park from August 6-9 under the new schedule.
The US Open will take place at Winged Foot from September 17-20, and the Masters is set for November 12-15 at Augusta.
The Open Championship will be pushed back 12 months with Royal St George’s remaining as the host venue next year. St Andrews, which has the honour of staging the 150th Open, will now do that in 2022.
When will the 2020 Ryder Cup be held?
The 2020 Ryder Cup, which will take place at Whistling Straits, remains in its September 22-27 date slot as originally planned in the 2020 golf calendar.
How has the 2020 golf calendar been affected in women’s golf?
The ANA Inpsiration, the first major of the year, has already been rescheduled for September 10-13 having been due to take place from April 2-5.
The Evian Championship at Evian Result Golf Club in France has also been put back two weeks and will slot into the August 6-9 left vacant following the cancellation of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The 2020 US Women’s Open has also been postponed and will now take place in December.
The 75th US Open was due to take place at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, from June 4-7. The USGA have rescheduled it for December 10-13 with the Champions Golf Club remaining at the host venue.
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