US Open 2020 keeps going on without an audience due to COVID-19 pandemic

The US Open 2020, the major event organized by the American Golf Association (USGA), retains the schedule and venue but will prohibit the audience.

The 119th match was held on Winged Foot, par70 in upstate New York from September 17 to September 20, instead of June 18 – June 21 as the old schedule. The Organizing Committee will refund money to those who bought the admission ticket.

After the decision to delay the award because of the pandemic, USGA has calculated many options to save the main event, including closed matches, change the pitch, time of the organization, limit the field audience, and the problem of full space inside. Broadcast schedule of broadcasters.

Winged Foot will not welcome the audience

And the pandemic barrier center at U.S Open this year is on-site testing for all personnel before entering Winged Foot. This procedure is performed at a nearby location and only a person with a negative result may continue. CEO Davis is no exception.

The highest USGA executive will have to undergo saliva testing before attending U.S Women’s Amateur, Maryland next week. Once inside Winged Foot, all personnel will be subjected to daily temperature screening and medical reporting.

New York is restricting arrivals. But professional golf is more open, in the guidance of the US Department of Health and documents from the White House recently issued. Accordingly, golfers, caddy, and others present on the field are essential personnel of the event. Therefore, they are exempt from isolation responsibility 14 days after coming to New York.

The referee team at the US Open usually has about 75 people. This year, the department has less than 20 people. The force of communication will be drastically reduced at Winged Foot, not at 800-900 people like in previous years. In total, only about 2,000 people attended the U.S Open instead of the usual 40,000.

After Royal & Ancient canceled The Open Championship, the traditional major quartet in 2020 has three events, in which the PGA Championship of the American Professional Golf Association (PGAA) takes place from 6/8 to 9/8, and the US Open has banned the audience. This situation remains open for Masters from November 12-15 at Augusta National Stadium. The host of this event has been quiet since announcing the new schedule in June.


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