Australia PGA extends touring season to New Years
SYDNEY: The Australian PGA the tour will run from this season with tournaments organized well into the new year, the governing body Golf in the country announced on Sunday.
The movement was caused by the restrictions of social distancing established to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, which threatens to greatly interrupt the first part of a season that would generally end at the end of the year.
the PGA Sin embargo, ha decidido hacer de la temporada extendida la nueva norma y permitir la posibilidad de agregar nuevos torneos en enero y febrero en the próximos años.
"We saw an opportunity to not only provide our players with a full season this year but put in place a schedule that we believe is in the best interests of Golf in Australia," tournaments director Nick Dastey said in a news release.
Si las restricciones actuales no se alivian a tiempo, ahora tenemos la oportunidad de impulsar the eventos en the primeros meses de 2021.
the tour's flagship event, the Australian PGA Championship, will not be impacted and will take place at the Royal Queensland Golf Club from December 3-6, the statement said.
the tournament, now co-sanctioned by the European Tour, dates back to 1905 and was won last year by world number six Adam Scott at the Royal Pines Resort, where it had been played since 2013.