Dream season awaits golf fans



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Dream season awaits golf fans

Both the Masters and the RSM Classic in November will be played without fans, but the Mayakoba Golf Classic, the final regular-season event of 2020, is still advertising ticket sales on the tournament’s website. Next year fans can look forward to all four Majors, the Olympic Games as well as 14 other tournaments and events that was postponed or cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"If you're a golf fan, this is a dream season with more significant events than ever before, including the Olympic Games," PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement. "We still live in a world of uncertainty,'' Monahan said at East Lake Golf Club, site of the Tour Championship, which begins Friday.

"But 30% of our events we haven't held. We have had a decrease this year. You look at the support we've had from our title sponsors, from our tournament organizations, that fact that our players have generated more than $35 million for COVID-related charities.

"Building our schedule is always complicated, but never more so as over the past several months as we continue to navigate challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic."

According to the PGA-series, all the Majors next year will take place on their traditional dates.

The PGA Tour unveiled what it called a "super season" for its 2020-21 campaign, one that will feature six major championships among 50 events and a number of tournaments impacted this year by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The amount of tournaments in the coming year will be the most events in one year since the PGA-season in 1975. "I'm hopeful we're going to get through next year. We're going to get back to normal fast, and that puts us in a position where we continue on the normal growth pattern that we're projected to be on this year that unfortunately we were not able to be on because of the events associated with COVID,” Monahan said.

When spectators will be able to return is still undecided. "When we feel like it's safe to return fans out here, that's when fans will return. We owe that to them, and we're supported locally in every market we play in, and that is supported by the local government authorities.' '