This news was announced during the presentation of the PGA Tour action plan on Wednesday. All golfers not from the United States will be required to go through the quarantine box, coronavirus requires. A period of two weeks will now be mandatory before hoping to play a tournament.
The PGA Tour is scheduled to return on June 11 during the 74th edition of the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas. This is the oldest tournament on the circuit, this one taking place on the same course since 1946. There would be around 25 golfers participating in this edition who will be affected by this quarantine period since domiciled outside the country. There are several big names on the circuit, Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari and Matthew Fitzpatrick.
Many health measures planned
In addition to quarantine, other health measures have been announced to take no risk. “The basis of this plan is our conviction that we can organize a PGA Tour event with everyone and respecting good social distancing.“told reporters Andy Levinson, executive vice president of tournament administration.
Players and cadets will be asked to report to a test site upon arrival at the tournaments, where they will undergo three test methods, including a questionnaire, a thermal reading and a nasal test. “Persons awaiting test results will be allowed to travel to practice and play as long as they practice social distancing, and will not use any of the on-site facilities“Also said Levinson. Golf will therefore resume its rights but the return to normal is not expected before the beginning of September by the organizers of the circuit.