Supporters make their way all-around the program through the very first spherical of The Players Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on March 12, 2020 in Ponte Vedra Beach front, Florida.
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PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan introduced Thursday that The Players Event in Ponte Verda, Florida and all tournaments in the near upcoming will go on as planned, but without spectators because of to the spread of the coronavirus. The coverage goes into outcome Friday.
The commissioner stated he spoke with President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis before Thursday and is in consistent communication with local well being officials.
“It goes devoid of saying that this is an exceptionally fluid and dynamic scenario,” Monahan claimed. “We have been and are fully commited to becoming responsible, considerate and transparent with our choice system.”
The new policy proceeds by the Valero Texas Open in San Antonion, Texas that finishes on April 5. The Tour also declared the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship will be postponed as a result of vacation advisories issued. It was initially agenda for March 26 via 29 in Punta Cana, Mexico.
“This is a complicated condition, one particular with repercussions that effect our players, fans and the communities in which we participate in,” Monahan reported.
The commissioner appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box earlier this week and explained that the PGA Tour was relying on its team of experts, which include the CDC and WHO, to make a conclusion on upcoming tournaments.
“We have leaders inside of our company that are pouring ourselves into this. Presented the truth that we are playing all in excess of the globe and it can be an Olympic year. You have to depend on what’s occurring on the ground in that marketplace,” he stated.
Florida has 29 verified cases of COVID-19, and two people today in the state have died from the virus.
The PGA Tour is the hottest qualified athletics group to announce a adjust owing to coronavirus.
The NCAA declared Wednesday that video games will be performed with no enthusiasts in stadiums. Only workforce staff and household customers will be permitted to attend.
Thursday’s announcement arrives the similar week the Tour introduced a nine-12 months media deal value an believed $700 million for every 12 months.
The LPGA not long ago held the Daikin Orchid Ladies Golfing Tournament in Okinawa with out spectators. That is considered to be the to start with expert golfing event to be played in its entirety without the need of spectators.