Thirty Crucial Days Ahead For PGA Tour’s Season
Updated: May 14
The month of April will be crucial for the PGA Tour, in fact, all tours and all major sports.
If the federal and local governments can make a big move towards squashing this corona virus pandemic, there’s a chance for mid-May.
The first two majors of the season have been postponed. The Masters is now looking at possible October dates and the PGA Championship could have a chance to go back to its previous August slot.
In the meantime, the PGA Tour canceled The Players after one round along with the Valspar, the WGC Match Play (this week) and its opposite-field event in Puntacana, the Texas Open (4-2), the RBC Heritage (4-16), the Zurich team event (4-23), the Wells Fargo (4-30) and the Byron Nelson (5-7). The Colonial has yet to be canceled. So there could be a chance there, if all goes well on the frontlines of the medical battle we now face as a nation.
The LPGA Tour will try and reschedule its first major, the ANA Inspiration, to a later date. Unlike the PGA Tour, the LPGA doesn’t play every week of every month.
There are still two majors out there that haven’t canceled — the U.S. Open and the Open Championship. They too will be dependent on a good-news April on the virus battle-lines.
There are still nine days in March, which gives just under 40 days until the start of May.
Spring is here, professional golf is not.
We can only wait and hope for the best.