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FedEx Cup playoffs to be played behind closed doors
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The PGA Tour’s three FedEx Cup playoff events – the Northern Trust, the BMW Championship and the season-finale Tour Championship – are to be held without fans.
When the tour announced its return from the coronavirus pandemic, only the first four events – the Charles Schwab Challenge, RBC Heritage, Travelers Championship and Rocket Mortgage Classic – were prohibited from having galleries. That grew to five when the John Deere Classic was cancelled and replaced by the Workday Charity Open. This week’s event, the Memorial, was supposed to be the tour’s welcome back for its fans.
However, due to the ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases, tournament officials at Muirfield Village decided to switch course last week and continue with the trend of fan-less competitions.The FedEx Cup Playoffs begin on August 20 at TPC Boston.
“As we have said from the start, our No.1 priority remains the health and safety of everyone in the communities where we are invited guests each week,” said PGA Tour chief tournaments and competitions officer Andy Pazder.
USGA officials have so far not ruled out fans attending the US Open at Winged Foot, which begins on September 17.
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