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PGA Championship postponed, likely until late summer

We break down the latest event postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

A view from the 17th hole of TPC Harding Park on October 2, 2018 in San Fransisco, California. Photo by Gary Kellner/PGA of America via Getty Images

The PGA of America announced on Tuesday that the 2020 PGA Championship will be postponed until sometime later this summer due to the coronavirus outbreak.. The event was scheduled May 11th to 17th at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

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Here’s the full press release from the PGA Championship organizers.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA (March 17, 2020) - The PGA of America today announced that the 2020 PGA Championship, scheduled for TPC Harding Park in San Francisco from May 11-17, has been postponed.

“Throughout our evaluation process, we have been committed to following the guidance of public health authorities and given the coronavirus shelter-in-place order in effect in San Francisco, postponement is the best decision for all involved,” said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh.

“This is a reflection of a thoughtful process,” Waugh added. “We are and have been working in concert with Commissioner Jay Monahan and our partners and friends at the PGA TOUR to find an alternative date that works for all. We are all very hopeful for a great outcome.

“We are also in dialogue with Mayor Breed and her team at the City of San Francisco and look forward to hopefully bringing the 2020 PGA Championship to TPC Harding Park at a date this summer when it is once again safe and responsible to do so.”

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