It’s been a busy few days on the news front in terms of sporting events, especially for golf.
This week should have been the first Major of the golfing year, but with the current unprecedented circumstances, The Masters (played at Augusta in April every year since 1940) has been postponed.
Luckily the announcement of new Masters dates have been posted, with November now the month in mind. Along with that update, there was further news for the Majors calendar. Since no golfers are currently able to play to qualify for The Open this year, the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s is now being pushed back until 2021.
With no Open Championship in 2020, the first Major will now be the PGA Championship in August, followed by the US Open in September and as mentioned above, The Masters in November. Let’s not forget The Ryder Cup is still due to be played in September too. It’s going to be a busy Autumn/Winter for all our favourite players, and for all of us glued back to LIVE SPORTS on the TV!
What about the 150th anniversary of The Open at St Andrews we hear you ask. Don’t fret, the 150th anniversary represents the number of Opens played, not the year since its creation, and will still go ahead at The Home Of Golf now in 2022.
Phew – so we’re still going to be able to watch all the action? Yes, yes you will. Simply at later dates.
|Tournament||Old Date||Revised Date|
|The Masters||9-12th April 2020||12-15th November 2020|
|The Open||16-19th July 2020||15-18th July 2021|
|PGA Championship||14-17th May 2020||6-9th August 2020|
|US Open||18-21st June 2020||17-20th September 2020|
|Ryder Cup||25-27th September 2020||25-27th September 2020|
Tournaments are being pushed back to ensure the safety of everyone, from players, to spectators and everyone behind the scenes. And the way we see it, if the top players in the world will be back on the golf course by August, so will all of us.
For now, remember to #StayHomeSaveLives but we’ll see you on the fairways in the not so distant future.
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