Golf makes a conservative return with an eye on the long run

Many thought that no golf would be played the rest of the season, but a turn of events has the PGA Tour calendar full of events through November.



June 5, 2020 - 3:00 PM

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan will not take his salary for the duration of the coronavirus, according to report in Photo by Will Dickey/Florida Times-Union

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan went from wondering if any golf would be played this year to a schedule that resumes next week with a calendar filled through Thanksgiving.

What hasn’t changed is his belief that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over just because golf is back.

“I don’t think it’s over,” Monahan said Friday in a telephone interview. “I’m really confident in the plan. But you spend a lot of your time, given the uncertainty, thinking through scenarios that could play out. That’s what we’ll continue to do. We won’t be comfortable until we’re told we can be comfortable. That will be when we have a vaccine and there’s no risk.”

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