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Report: PGA Tour has plan for scheduled return starting June 11th

The PGA Tour could be back within the next two months. We break down the latest news from Golf Digest.

A general view of the 18th green as Justin Rose of England looks over a putt during the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club on May 27, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The PGA Tour is expected to announce this week that they will resume the tour season June 11th to the 14th at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, according to Golf Digest.

The Tour has been shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but a return has been discussed amidst public health discussions. The PGA Tour canceled the British Open earlier this month, but at the time said they hoped to re-start in mid-June. Golf Digest is reporting that return is expected without fans in attendance for some of the early tournaments.

Golf Digest learned of a projected schedule as follows for the PGA Tour following the Charles Schwab Challenge. There is talk of the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head the following week, and then the following schedule between Golf Digest’s report and what the PGA discussed in a memo last week.

Jun 25-28: Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.
Jul 2-5: Rocket Mortgage Classic, Detroit Golf Club
Jul 9-12: John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill.
Jul 16-19: Memorial Tournament, Muirfield Village G.C., Dublin, Ohio
Jul 23-26: 3M Open, TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minn.
Jul 30-Aug. 2: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, TPC Southwind, Memphis
Jul 30-Aug. 2: Barracuda Championship, Tahoe Mt. Club, Truckee, Calif.
Aug 6-9: PGA Championship, TPC Harding Park, San Francisco
Aug 13-16: Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield C.C., Greensboro, N.C.
Aug 20-23: The Northern Trust, TPC Boston
Aug 27-30: BMW Championship, Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club
Sep 3-7: Tour Championship, East Lake G.C., Atlanta
Sep 17-20: U.S. Open, Winged Foot G.C., Mamaroneck, N.Y.
Sep 25-27: Ryder Cup, Whistling Straits, Haven, Wis.
Nov 12-15: Masters, Augusta National G.C., Augusta, Ga.

Each state has different rules for quarantine and social distancing during the current pandemic. Golf is one sport that can provide plenty of social distancing between the players, and can operate fine without fans. But as we’ve seen over the past few weeks, the pandemic is unpredictable. Some states are making more progress than others, and