The threat of the coronavirus has forced US PGA Championship organisers to indefinitely postpone the tournament.
Originally slated to begin on May 14 at Harding Park in San Francisco, the PGA of America have been left with no choice to postpone the event with the threat of COVID-19 throwing the world into turmoil.
“Throughout our evaluation process, we have been committed to following the guidance of public health authorities and given the coronavirus shelter-in-place order in effect in San Francisco, postponement is the best decision for all involved,” said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh.
“This is a reflection of a thoughtful process,” Waugh added. “We are and have been working in concert with Commissioner Jay Monahan and our partners and friends at the PGA TOUR to find an alternative date that works for all. We are all very hopeful for a great outcome.
“We are also in dialogue with Mayor Breed and her team at the City of San Francisco and look forward to hopefully bringing the 2020 PGA Championship to TPC Harding Park at a date this summer when it is once again safe and responsible to do so.”
The PGA Championship is the second major championship to be postponed after Augusta National decided to put The Masters on hold was made last week.
Despite speculation by golf fans, rescheduled dates have yet to be announced for The Masters or the PGA Championship with a decision unlikely in the next few months while the world deals with the growing coronavirus threat.