SAN FRANCISCO—Monday, June 15, the Golf Channel and the San Francisco Chronicle announced that the 2020 PGA championship at TPC Harding Park golf course in San Francisco will be conducted without fans from August 6th through the 9th.

The PGA Tournament, which makes up one-quarter of the men’s major golf championships – along with the US Open, The Masters, and The Open – was originally supposed to happen in May. However, it had to be postponed until August because of the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily shutting down the professional golf season along with the rest of society.

The PGA Tournament will be the first major championship in Harding Park’s 95-year history, the first major golf tournament in San Francisco since the US Open in 2012, and the first major tournament of the rescheduled 2020 golf season. Due to continued health risks, this tournament could only be greenlighted if no fans were in attendance. Therefore, like the tournament held in Fort Worth, Texas last week, it will proceed without the 40,000 fans that PGA officials estimated. 

According to Ted Ward at the East Bay Times, declarations by state and local officials have it looking like the event will be able to be held on schedule so that professional golfer Brooks Koepka can have the chance to win this tournament for a third year in a row.