The PGA Tour announced that it would resume its season in mid-June with a tournament in Fort Worth without spectators.

The event would make men’s golf among the first major American professional sports to restart competition since the coronavirus pandemic halted most events in March.

The tour said the event, the Charles Schwab Challenge at the Colonial Country Club, would be played without spectators June 11 to 14, as would the next three tournaments scheduled in June and early July. Tour organizers said plans could change based on the recommendations of health officials and government agencies.

“The health and safety of all associated with the PGA Tour and our global community continues to be our No. 1 priority, and our hope is to play a role — responsibly — in the world’s return to enjoying the things we love,” said Jay Monahan, the commissioner of the PGA Tour. He added: “As we’ve stressed on several occasions, we will resume competition only when — working closely with our tournaments, partners and communities — it is considered safe to do so under the guidance of the leading public health authorities.”

The RBC Heritage, originally slated for this week (April 13-19) but canceled on March 17, has been added back to the PGA TOUR schedule in the week formerly occupied by the U.S. Open, which – as previously announced – has been postponed to September.

The RBC Canadian Open, originally scheduled for the week of June 8, has been canceled. Click here for a statement from the RBC Canadian Open. The Barbasol Championship, originally scheduled for July 13-19 opposite The Open Championship, has been canceled.  The Open Championship was canceled on April 6.

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