Fans will be allowed to attend at least one PGA Tour event this summer.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced in his daily press briefing Friday that he has approved a limited spectator safety plan for The Memorial Tournament, scheduled for July 16-19 at Muirfield Village.
“These sectors have come up with plans that reduce the number of people, provide for sanitation, and in some cases, provide for one-way traffic,” DeWine said on Twitter. “They are elaborate plans that we believe are consistent with protecting the public.”
It’s official, thanks to State approval & support from the @PGATOUR, patrons will be permitted to attend the 45th edition of #theMemorial ⛳. More details coming soon regarding protocols designed to promote the health & safety of all who will be on-site at this year’s Tournament. pic.twitter.com/kJG9npxol0
— #theMemorial (@MemorialGolf) June 5, 2020
The Memorial Tournament said that more details would be released soon regarding the “protocols designed to promote the health & safety of all who will be on-site at this year’s tournament.”
The 120-player Memorial will be the first Tour event that will be held with some spectators. The Tour has already announced that the first five events on the upcoming schedule – including next week’s restart event at Colonial, the Charles Schwab Challenge – will be held with only essential personnel on-site.
Muirfield Village is hosting back-to-back Tour events, with a newly announced full-field tournament, sponsored by Workday, to be held without spectators July 9-12.