Like most other sports around the world, professional golf tournaments have been shut down through the rest of the summer.
If the coronavirus is brought under control in time, at least three or four of golf’s four major golf tournaments could be played later this year.
The Masters, which would have been played this week, has set dates of Nov. 9-15 to hold its annual tournament in Augusta, Georgia. The PGA Championship, set for May 11-17 at Harding Park in San Francisco, has set Aug. 3-9 for its tournament, while the U.S. Open has rescheduled its tournament for Sept. 14-20 at Winged Foot in New York. The Open Championship scheduled for mid-July at Sandwich, England, will not be played this year.
Also, the annual Ryder Cup matches between the United States and Europe have been re-confirmed for Sept. 22-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.
There has been talk that the Ryder Cup would be moved to next year and go back to being played on odd-numbered years like it was before being changed in 2001 after 9/11.
Bottom line is watch this space of course, but with millions of golfers keen to see some great live golf on TV, likely that some tournaments maybe held behind closed doors.