PGA Championship pushed back to August due to coronavirus

The PGA Championship is returning to an August tee-off thanks to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Originally scheduled for May 14-17 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, the tournament, like several others, was officially postponed on March 17 due to growing concerns over the rapid spread of COVID-19.

The tournament has reportedly been rescheduled, returning to its former spot on the calendar in mid-August, when the event was played for several decades before a move to May last year. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday that the tournament will remain at Harding Park and be moved to Aug. 6-9.

However, so long as coronavirus cases continue to climb in the United States, it is unclear if the event will be played at Harding Park or at all. The British Open canceled this year’s event, leaving golf with three majors for now.

On Saturday, California governor Gavin Newsom questioned whether the state could host NFL games in stadiums as planned beginning in August.

President Trump, who spoke with sports executives this weekend, said he expects the season to start on time.

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