First, we hope all of you and your families are safe and healthy. As we all eagerly await transitioning back into “normalcy”, the PGA TOUR has been working feverishly to modify the TOUR schedules (regular and Champions TOUR) to allow for golf fans to enjoy some professional golf action as soon as safely as possible. The Hoag Classic team has put together a very detailed side by side schedule that will illustrate which events have been played, which events have been cancelled, and which events were postponed and rescheduled for later in the year. We thought our golf fans might enjoy seeing what the TOUR is striving to accomplish for golf fans, communities and their charities across the country. The good news is that some live golf action is on the way!
The first four PGA TOUR events will be held without spectators. This will start with the Charles Schwab Cup Challenge in Fort Worth, TX, June 11-14 and extend through the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, MI. The TOUR will then revisit this policy and hopefully begin to allow spectators to attend subsequent events – with permission of local and state governments, of course. The plan remains for the 2019-2020 season to end following the TOUR Championship September 3-6, and the 2020-21 season will begin the following week. What you’ll also read is that the U.S. Open will be played in September and the Masters in November.
On the PGA TOUR Champions, the first event is rescheduled for July 31-Aug. 2 with the Ally Challenge in Grand Blanc, MI. The tentative plan is for fans to be permitted, again pending government approval. You’ll note that only a few of this TOUR’s events were postponed and rescheduled, with the majority of those from mid-March through July not being played in 2020, unfortunately.
It goes almost without saying how fortunate we were to successfully stage and conclude the 2020 Hoag Classic. And once more, we are grateful to all of you for being a part of it. We are hopeful that all of our colleagues yet to host their tournaments have great luck and success, and those that were cancelled can come back stronger than ever. We also wish all of you the best for your companies and organizations as we begin to “restart” America.
Hoag Hospital and the Hoag Classic thank all of our supporters and we look forward to re-engaging with you all in the coming months. Stay healthy and safe, and enjoy the upcoming PGA TOUR action.
To view the entire schedule, click here. The schedule is also viewable below.
The Hoag Charity Sports Team