Given everything else that is happening in the world, the PGA Tour’s announcement late Tuesday that it is cancelling every event on its schedule through mid-May isn’t a shock nor was the announcement the PGA Championship, scheduled for May 14-17, has been postponed.
Still, the impact is enormous. Nearly a quarter of the tour season will have been lost if and when play resumes in late May.
It also leads to the inevitable question – will there be more cancellations this year?
The RBC Heritage, the Zurich Classic, the Wells Fargo Championship, the AT&T Byron Nelson and the PGA Championship won’t be played this year, leaving the next potential starting point for professional golf in the U.S. to be the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in late May.
What was setting up to be an exceptional tour season now has an uncertain future. A two-month pause could be extended.
The difficulty of the moment was evident on the face of PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan when he made the initial announcement of tournament cancellations…