The 2020 golf season was one for the books, that’s for sure. Postponements, cancellations, major championships without spectators.
And now that the unofficial but still totally cool PNC Championship is in the books, what’s next for the PGA Tour?
First, a break. There’s nothing scheduled for the week of Christmas or the week after Christmas. The Tour schedule resumes Jan. 7 in Maui.
The West Coast Swing will feature limited fan access, especially at the California-based events. It’s still unclear what the Tour’s plan will be for the Florida Swing, which begins the first week of March. Monahan outlined how tournaments need a six-to-eight week window to plan for various scenarios and work with local authorities to make all decisions.
In between the West Coast Swing and the Florida Swing are concurrent events Feb. 25-28—the Puerto Rico Open and the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship—for which it remains to be determined whether fans will be allowed on site, although the PGA Tour commissioner revealed that the WGC event may not happen in 2021.
“We’re continuing to work with our partners in Mexico City, Grupo Salinas and the Mexico City authorities, and we’re continuing to do everything we can to execute the WGC-Mexico event,” he said.
The Arnold Palmer Invitational is set for the next weekend, March 4-7, at Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Florida. The API was the last event to be completed in 2020 before the Tour paused operations.
Below is a look at the first part of the 2021 season and information about which tournaments will allow fans on site.
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