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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Majors Rescheduling Is Finalized

Well, at least we know now. The powers that be still plan to hold most of the majors this year, albeit very late in the year.

Number 12 at Augusta National

Here's a link to GC's announcement of the new schedule. It looks like this:
  • The U.S. Open will be relocated to Sept. 18-21 and will remain at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck NY.
  • The PGA Championship will be held Aug. 6-9 and will remain at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco CA.
  • The Masters will be played Nov. 12-15
  • And THE OPEN becomes the first major since 1945 to be cancelled. The R&A has announced that the 149th championship will be held at Royal St. George’s next year and the 150th edition at St. Andrews in 2022.
All things considered, this is an ambitious plan. We still don't know how soon things will return to some semblance of normality, whether we're talking about transportation or site prep or just the players' ability to get ready both physically and mentally.

In fact, there's a video interview with Dr. John Torres from NBC at the GC link about how the sports landscape looks over the next few months and how soon the various sports can get back in action. (He does think that sports will be the first thing to ramp back up as the virus comes under control.) He seems to be looking at a date later in the summer.

But at least we have something to shoot for now. I'll take it.

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