US Open golf tournament will be held in Westchester County

Ross Houston
August 1, 2020

The PGA Tour paused for almost three months because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, returning in June with a heavily reconfigured schedule, no fans allowed on the courses and extensive testing of players and course officials.

The event is scheduled to be held at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. from September 14 through 20, the United States Golf Association announced.

The championship had originally been due to take place in its regular June slot but was moved amid escalating fears brought about by the global spread of the coronavirus.

A week before the PGA Championship begins without spectators, the U.S. Open announced Wednesday it would not have fans September 17-20 at Winged Foot in NY because of health and safety concerns from the coronavirus pandemic.

"We will miss the excitement of the fans and what their presence brings to the championship", he added.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said even a U.S. Open without fans would be "a welcome sight for sports fans across the country and will help restore a sense of normalcy as we build back better than before".

The USGA announced on April 6 that the 120th U.S. Open, which was scheduled to be held June 18-21 on Winged Foot's West Course, had been postponed to September 17-20, and it announced in June that the championship would be conducted without traditional qualifying.

This year's event will be the 120th edition of the U.S. Open, and the sixth time it's been hosted at Winged Foot.

The PGA Championship (August 6-9) at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco won't have spectators. "Their perseverance motivates us, in a year when such tenacity means so much".

Augusta National has yet to announce whether fans will be allowed on site for the Masters, which has been switched from April to November 12-15.

"I think we've experienced no fans, and that's been very unusual", Simpson said on Wednesday, before the USGA's announcement.

Current U.S. Open odds favor Rory McIlroy (+900), followed by Brooks Koepka (+1000), Dustin Johnson (+1000), Tiger Woods (+1400) and Bryson DeChambeau (+1400).

Now it comes down to the Masters to determine if any of golf's majors will have fans this year. "We're used to that, every major being sold out long in advance".

Fans who purchased tickets to the U.S. Open will receive a full refund.

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