PGA tour unveils strict sanitary measures for its recovery

As the US circuit resumes on June 11, the proceeding has revealed the health and safety measures that will be put in place.

On June 11 in Texas during the Charles Schwab Challenge, the powerful American circuit will make its comeback behind closed doors. The players received this week, a document of 31 pages evoking this very framed recovery. Featured exhaustive tests and social distancing measures. Tyler Dennis, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the PGA Tour said, “We have taken a real tiered approach, the bottom line of which is social distancing. We have taken the time necessary to really think about what a day of competition would be like in the life of a player and a caddy, and the need to apply a few small adjustments to guarantee the greatest possible precautions. health and safety ”.

Prohibited handshakes, shopping carts without bags

Handshakes and braces at the end of the routes are therefore prohibited. Players and caddies will also need to be at a greater distance than usual. Players will take care of their clubs and bags themselves instead of shopping carts, will be accommodated in a specific hotel and will be accompanied by their coach, not their family. Only the personnel necessary for the organization of these tournaments and their televised broadcast will be present on the course. The PGA Tour will also charter charter flights between each tournament. In addition to these social distancing procedures, a comprehensive plan of tests and controls will be implemented. It is planned to test 400 people per week on average on a tournament. The Charles Schwab Challenge will be played behind closed doors, as will the next three tournaments on the calendar revised due to the pandemic, the Heritage Classic (June 18-21), the Travelers Championship (June 25-28) and the Rocket Mortgage Classic ( July 2-5).

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