How the PGA TOUR Got It Right Regarding the Coronavirus

While there were certainly blips on the radar, for the most part, the return to action was a success.

By Anthony Cotton

The 2019-2020 PGA Tour season ended last weekend, Dustin Johnson winning the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup title (as well as a check for $15 million) at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Anticipation is already building for the 2020-2021 season—which begins…this weekend at the Safeway Open in Northern California.

Unfortunately, the changing of the calendar doesn’t mean a shift from the hellscape that has dominated this year. The novel coronavirus is still very front and center, but golf has somehow, in some ways, thrived, with courses in Colorado and around the country, setting records for rounds played. Although they may not readily admit it, at PGA TOUR headquarters in Florida, there may also be a bit of wonderment at the idea that the circuit, one of the first sports to return to action, managed to largely get through the year without the snafus that entangled other sports like baseball.

Earlier this week, ESPN took a look at how that came about: Read more here

 


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