Just like you, we here at Indian Creek Country Club are big golfing fans as well. So here’s a quick look at what’s going on and what’s coming up in the wonderful world of Golf:
Vivint Houston Open
Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston, Texas
PGA TOUR stars have converged at a public municipal course near downtown for the Vivint Houston Open. It’s the first time since 1963 the long running tournament, which began in 1946, is back in the heart of the city.
Lanto Griffin defends his title amongst a plethora of stars like Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka (he helped redesign the course!) and Phil Mickelson has decided to try to beat the young guys again instead of maintaining PGA TOUR Champions dominance.
2020 Masters Tournament
Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia
Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, announced today that the 2020 Masters Tournament will take place November 9-15 without patrons or guests on the grounds.
“Since our initial announcement to postpone the 2020 Masters, we have remained committed to a rescheduled Tournament in November while continually examining how best to host a global sporting event amid this pandemic,” said Ridley. “As we have considered the issues facing us, the health and safety of everyone associated with the Masters always has been our first and most important priority.”
2020 RSM Classic
Sea Island Resort (Seaside), Sea Island, Georgia
The Davis Love Foundation, in collaboration with the PGA TOUR and title sponsor RSM USLLP (RSM), announced today that the 2020 RSM Classic will be played without spectators.
“As we have said from the start, our No. 1 priority remains the health and safety of everyone in the communities where we have invited guests each week,” said PGA TOUR Chief Tournaments and Competitions Officer Andy Pazder. “We appreciate the cooperation of the Davis Love Foundation team, RSM, Sea Island Golf Club, and – of course – the fans of southeast Georgia for understanding why collectively we had to make this decision. We remain very excited to present The RSM Classic to a global audience through our broadcast partners.”
Source: RSM Classic
USGA US Women’s Open
Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas
Due to the evolving dynamics of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 75th U.S. Women’s Open Championship, originally scheduled for June 4-7, 2020, at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, has been postponed to Dec. 10-13.
Recently Concluded Events
Olympia Fields CC, Olympia Fields, Illinois
The PGA TOUR and tournament officials announced (last July) that 2020 BMW Championship will be played without spectators, with all four rounds of the event to be broadcast live, as scheduled, on NBC and the Golf Channel on August 27-30.
East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia
The 2019-20 PGA TOUR Season will once again conclude at the TOUR Championship, where the FedExCup champion will be crowned following a 33-event Regular Season and three FedExCup Playoffs events. With (last July’s) announcement, the remainder of the 2019-20 season will be contested without spectators.
2020 ANA Inspiration
Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California
The 2020 ANA Inspiration is the 49th ANA Inspiration LPGA golf tournament, to be held at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course of Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. Originally scheduled for 2–5 April, the tournament has been postponed to Labor Day weekend out of respect for the COVID-19 outbreak.
The 120th U.S. Open
Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York
The 120th U.S. Open, which was scheduled to be held June 18-21 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y., has been postponed. The championship has been rescheduled to Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot.
Postponed and Rescheduled Events
The 2020 Ryder Cup has been postponed 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers have confirmed. The biennial match between golfers from the USA and Europe was scheduled to take place at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin on 25-27 September, but will now take place next year (2021) from 24-26 September.
- U.S. Open Week (Originally on June 15-21)
- The Open Championship Week (Originally July 13-19)
- Men’s Olympic Competition Week (Originally July 27-Aug 2)
- The R&A (Supposed to be played from July 12-19)