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Last update: 09/20/2011 11:32 p.m.
The WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational is the latest golf event, confirming that it will be open to the public later this month.
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The tournament officials announced that the Golf World Cup, scheduled to take place from July 30th to August 2nd at TPC Southwind in Memphis, will take place without great caution by fans due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Every tournament played since the PGA Tour was forced to stop by corona viruses was played without crowds. The earliest event fans could possibly return to is the Wyndham Championship from August 13th to 16th.
Darrell Smith, Executive Director of WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, said: “The wellbeing of everyone involved in the event and our community remains our top priority this year, and although we have developed a solid health and safety plan that includes this would be limited viewers, we ultimately thought it would be best to host the event this year without viewers. “
Four-time Major Brooks Koepka will start as defending champion after beating Rory McIlroy in the finals to clinch a three-shot win in the 2019 competition.
The PGA Tour returned after a 91-day absence from the Charles Schwab Challenge on June 11th. The RBC Heritage, Travelers Championship, Rocket Mortgage Classic and Workday Charity Open were all played without spectators.
A possible return for fans was originally planned for The Memorial, which was scheduled for July 16-19. Up to 8,000 spectators per day were suggested, but the PGA tour abandoned these plans earlier this month.
The PGA championship, which is now the opening major of 2020 after the cancellation of The Open and the delay in the Masters and the US Open, will take place from August 6th to 9th in Whistling Straits in San Francisco without crowds.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, tickets for the Wyndham Championship, the last regular season event, still have to be sold. Tickets for the BMW Championship – the second of three FedExCup play-offs – will also be put on hold.
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