Major golf is back this week, albeit without spectators and with a few withdrawals due to COVID-19 concerns.
The 2020 PGA Championship begins this week at Harding Park in San Francisco marking the first major golf championship of the year.
Several golfers have withdrawn due to coronavirus concerns (Francesco Molinari, Padraig Harrington among others), and one (Brandan Grace) has withdrawn because of a positive test to COVID-19, but the golf will go on.
And while it will go on without spectators, it hasn’t stopped the majority of the world’s best golfers wanting to play this week. 96 of the top-100 best golfers in the world will be entering the gates of on the few public courses to host a major championship in the past few decades on US soil.
World number one Justin Thomas will tee off in search of his second major alongside other big names including Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka who will be looking to win his third consecutive PGA Championship at Harding Park.
Joining Adam Scott in the field will be other Australian golfers; Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Matt Jones, Cameron Smith, and Lucas Herbert.
All that being said, we like what the PGA of America has done to build-up the excitement with the video trailer (above).
Removing the fans from big moments of past US PGA Championship works well to highlight the importance of a major.
Albeit the fourth most important one.
FoxSports begins their coverage of the USPGA Championship from 6 am on Friday (AEST).
They’re also broadcasting a bunch of old US PGA Championship’s in the lead up to the first round.