USPGA Championship Postponed Plus Four PGA Tour Events Cancelled

The first two men's Majors of 2020 have now been postponed due to the coronavirus

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The first two men's Majors of 2020 have now been postponed due to the coronavirus

USPGA Championship Postponed Plus Four PGA Tour Events Cancelled

The USPGA Championship has been postponed until “when it is once again safe and responsible to do so," the PGA of America's CEO Seth Waugh said in a statement.

The tournament was due to be played from 14th-17th May at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

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The writing was on the wall for the event after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised that events be cancelled for the next eight weeks in the USA featuring more than 50 people.

More than seven million residents in the San Francisco Bay Area have also been ordered to confine themselves to their homes.

“This is a reflection of a thoughtful process,” Waugh said.

“We are and have been working in concert with commissioner Jay Monahan and our partners and friends at the PGA Tour to find an alternative date that works for all. We are very hopeful for a great outcome.”

This now means that the first two men's Majors of 2020 have been postponed after The Masters was called off last week.

As well as the USPGA Championship, every PGA Tour event leading up to TPC Harding Park will now also not go ahead.

The RBC Heritage, Zurich Classic, Wells Fargo Championship and AT&T Byron Nelson have all been cancelled.

This means that the next scheduled event on the PGA Tour is the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial set for 21st-24th May.

The US Open also looks in danger of being postponed after the USGA announced that it is cancelling its local qualifying events, although the governing body did say that it is "holding" the dates for the event at Winged Foot in mid-June.

The Telegraph has also reported that this year's Ryder Cup may be postponed until 2021 as well, however both the Ryder Cup Europe and Ryder Cup USA tweeted that those reports are "inaccurate."

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x