PGA Tour targets mid-June return in Fort Worth

Tony Finau plays a shot from a bunker on the seventh hole during the second round the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at Colonial Country Club in Forth Worth, Texas, on May 24, 2019. (Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports)

The PGA Tour released a revised schedule Thursday with the first four events played without spectators, starting with the June 11-14 Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.

The new calendar runs through the beginning of December and includes the final 14 events of the 2019-20 season and the first 13 events of the 2020-21 campaign.

"The health and safety of all associated with the PGA TOUR and our global community continues to be our No. 1 priority, and our hope is to play a role — responsibly — in the world's return to enjoying the things we love," PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said in a release. "Today's announcement is another positive step for our fans and players as we look toward the future, but as we've stressed on several occasions, we will resume competition only when — working closely with our tournaments, partners and communities — it is considered safe to do so under the guidance of the leading public health authorities."

The PGA Tour had previously targeted the Charles Schwab Challenge's original dates of May 21-24 as the restart date. The sport has been suspended since The Players Championship was canceled on March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition to the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club, the tournaments currently slated to held without fans are the RBC Heritage (June 18-21) in Hilton Head, S.C.; the Travelers Championship (June 25-28) in Cromwell, Conn.; and the Rocket Mortgage Classic (July 2-5) in Detroit.


Among the notable changes were the cancellation of the RBC Canadian Open and the rescheduling of the Memorial Tournament to July 16-19, formerly the dates of The Open Championship.

The only major championship on the 2019-20 calendar is the PGA Championship from Aug. 6-9 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

Under the current plan, the FedEx Cup playoffs for the 2019-20 season will conclude with the Sept. 4-7 Tour Championship in Atlanta.

The 2020-21 calendar features the U.S. Open (Sept. 17-20) at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. and the Masters Tournament (Nov. 12-15) at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.

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