The rescheduled 2020 USPGA Championship will take place between August 6-9 at TPC Harding Park.
What will be the 102nd USPGA Championships, it was originally scheduled to be the year’s second major and held between May 14-17 at the San Francisco venue.
However, the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has resulted in three of the year’s four majors being postponed until later in the year, with the USPGA Championship now being the first of them to take place in August.
“Sports, and particularly the game of golf, are important vehicles for healing and hope,” PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh said in a statement. “With the help of the City and County of San Francisco, our friends at the PGA TOUR, and our partners CBS Sports and ESPN, we are holding August 3-9 as dates for a rescheduled 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park.
“We will continue to follow the guidance of public health officials, but are hopeful that it will be safe and responsible to conduct the PGA Championship in August.
“With our country going through extremely difficult times, it will be an honor for all of us at the PGA of America to hopefully help turn a page in August with the PGA Championship.”
Where is the 2020 USPGA Championship taking place?
TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California, will host a major for the first time when it stages the 2020 USPGA Championship.
A long time PGA Tour host, including hosting the WGC-American Express Championship and the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, Harding Park also played host to the 2009 Presidents Cup.
It is surrounded by Lake Merced on three sides and was only reopened in 2003 after a period of decline.
2020 Majors Rescheduled
The USPGA Championship, US Open (now September 17-20 at Winged Foot) and The Masters (now November 12-15 at Augusta) were all rescheduled, while the Open Championship was put back until 2021 at Royal St George’s.
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.”