PGA Tour Statement About Cancellation of Events

It is with regret that we are announcing the cancellation of THE PLAYERS Championship.

We have also decided to cancel all PGA TOUR events – across all of our Tours – in the coming weeks, through the Valero Texas Open.

We have pledged from the start to be responsible, thoughtful and transparent with our decision process. We did everything possible to create a safe environment for our players in order to continue the event throughout the weekend, and we were endeavoring to give our fans a much-needed respite from the current climate. But at this point – and as the situation continues to rapidly change – the right thing to do for our players and our fans is to pause.

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  • The next 14 days are going to be really telling.
  • It was the right thing to do.
  • When you figure to still put on a PGA event, even without fans, the amount of TV and support structure, it is hundreds of volunteers, professionals AND the players. I don’t like it personally, but the right thing to do.

    They even cancelled our softball league in my small town…..devistated

  • I should be watching golf on pga tour live right now
  • A whole lot more will be closing down is my guess. Not sure why schools are still open at all. After all they may be the biggest spreader of germs and virus. Several of our local colleges have closed for 30 days, yet the high schools and below are still open.
  • I don’t think this was necessary for golf, but I get it.

    Hopefully this tempers any potential spread of COVID so we can be better prepared.

    This is not an Argument, but having worked the Nelson and Colonial for so many years, for the pros to just walk up and play alone….even just televised, its an Army of television and volunteers. Not to mention food and support personnel.

  • A whole lot more will be closing down is my guess. Not sure why schools are still open at all. After all they may be the biggest spreader of germs and virus. Several of our local colleges have closed for 30 days, yet the high schools and below are still open.

    And then the physicians/nurses/etc can’t work because their kids are home.

  • And then the physicians/nurses/etc can’t work because their kids are home.

    Having been raised by a fireman and a nurse they always find a way to make things work. Most companies around here have already told employees to work from home if possible.

  • At least Koepka now has time to work on his swing and lose 20-30 lb. It is all about Brooks, after all. ;)
  • How weird would it be for the masters to be played without fans?

    The way things are headed there will be no Masters this year.

  • The way things are headed there will be no Masters this year.

    I’m holding out hope they can manage to get players tested and play it, and I honestly think it would be cool to watch some of these events with no gallery.

    That said, if I had to bet, I’d bet on no Masters. (n)

  • I’m holding out hope they can manage to get players tested and play it, and I honestly think it would be cool to watch some of these events with no gallery.

    That said, if I had to bet, I’d bet on no Masters. (n)

    Yeah a month away who knows what things will be, might be better might be worse. Never thought we’d see no March Madness or professional sports suspending seasons either yet here we are. No way to know whats going to happen

  • Not surprising considering the panic and how fear feeds on itself in a vicious death spiral (no pun intended). I mentioned this in another thread but this time two years ago the flu was killing 4,000 people in the US every month but nobody cared at all. Didn’t even hardly make the news. Now we’re cancelling golf and closing businesses and schools because of a disease many wouldn’t even know from the common cold. But at least it teaches us a valuable lesson. It won’t be nuclear war, or terrorism or fascism that dooms society, it will simply be our own child-like stupidity.
  • Not surprising considering the panic and how fear feeds on itself in a vicious death spiral (no pun intended). I mentioned this in another thread but this time two years ago the flu was killing 4,000 people in the US every month but nobody cared at all. Didn’t even hardly make the news. Now we’re cancelling golf and closing businesses and schools because of a disease many wouldn’t even know from the common cold. But at least it teaches us a valuable lesson. It won’t be nuclear war, or terrorism or fascism that dooms society, it will simply be our own child-like stupidity.

    There is more to it than that. This one is a new kid on the block, and as such precautions in order to prevent a rapid exponential infection rate that would overwhelm the infrastructure is critical, to do that, public gatherings need to be limited. None of that is panic, its reality. Not to mention, all the data we got from China? Its wrong.

    With the Flu we have a system in place and previous baseline to work with, as such the mortality rate can get high but the infection rate isn’t astronomical. Here, we WILL have a higher infection rate than many want to admit, and then that 7-8% (not 2%) becomes a much bigger deal.

  • I’m holding out hope they can manage to get players tested and play it, and I honestly think it would be cool to watch some of these events with no gallery.

    That said, if I had to bet, I’d bet on no Masters. (n)

  • Right?

    The hits keep coming!

  • With all the pro tournaments being cancelled/post poned………..do y’all think the OEM’s will start feeling a pinch and possibly see equipment prices drop somewhat to help move inventory?
  • The Masters has been Cancelled:cry:
  • There is more to it than that. This one is a new kid on the block, and as such precautions in order to prevent a rapid exponential infection rate that would overwhelm the infrastructure is critical, to do that, public gatherings need to be limited. None of that is panic, its reality. Not to mention, all the data we got from China? Its wrong.

    With the Flu we have a system in place and previous baseline to work with, as such the mortality rate can get high but the infection rate isn’t astronomical. Here, we WILL have a higher infection rate than many want to admit, and then that 7-8% (not 2%) becomes a much bigger deal.

    The comparison to the annual flu numbers just causes me to shake my head.

  • The comparison to the annual flu numbers just causes me to shake my head.

    It is obliviousness of a situation at its finest.

  • It is obliviousness of a situation at its finest.

    Can’t be summarized any better than that.

  • They could have finished out the players without fans. Just just ramp up the hand sanitizer and hand washing stations.

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