PGA OF AMERICA POSTPONES 2020 PGA PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPPOSTPONEMENT IMPACTS THE 20 PGA CLUB PROFESSIONALS IN THE 2020 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA (March 16, 2020) – The PGA of America today announced the postponement of the 2020 PGA Professional Championship, which was to have been played April 26-29 at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas.
The decision to postpone was made following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) March 15 recommendation not to hold gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks.
The PGA is unable to reschedule the PPC at this time due to the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 public health threat. Further information on a new date will be shared as it becomes available.
While no decision has been made concerning the upcoming 2020 PGA Championship (May 11-17 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco), PGA of America leadership remains in close coordination and communication with representatives from San Francisco and the state of California, evaluating plans on an ongoing basis with the health and well-being of all involved as the highest priority.
If the PGA Championship is played as currently scheduled, the 20 PGA Club Professionals in the field would be based on the Top 20 eligible players listed in the final 2019 PGA Professional Player of the Year standings.
Begun in 1968, the PGA Professional Championship — the world’s largest all-professional event — is comprised of players who advance from the 41 PGA Section Championships, along with past champions. Per the event’s standard eligibility criteria, the low 20 eligible scorers at Omni Barton Creek would have earned a berth in the 2020 PGA Championship.
John Dever, PGA of America, email@example.com, 561-360-9138