The PGA Tour is looking to be the first major sport to return to action following the coronavirus outbreak, but there will be one key change when players return to the links for the June 8 Charles Schwab Challenge. There will be no spectators in the stands.
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” to talk about golf’s return and how the decision was made at a time when coronavirus has infected more than 2 million people around the globe.
Monahan said the Tour didn’t take the decision lightly and he and his team spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about the logistics of the return and getting feedback from their players.
“We’ve had over 10 conference calls, some lasting two hours, as we’ve thought about our resumption,” Monahan said.
The discussions have included Jordan Spieth, Kevin Kisner, Charley Hoffman and about a dozen other players who sit on the Tour’s policy boards.
“Our players are eager to return, excited to inspire this country, but also know that in announcing the schedule, we are going to do so in a safe and responsible way,” Monahan said.