PGA Tour to Provide Charter Aircraft for Players, Streelman Says

the PGA Tour He plans to use leased planes to transport golfers and caddies between tournaments when the circuit returns from its coronavirus hiatus at the Charles Schwab Challenge in June, he said. Kevin Streelman .

Streelman, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, told Golfweek that the plan is part of safety measures being put place to protect players and caddies during the COVID-19 pandemic that forced a shutdown of the PGA Tour at the Players Championship in mid -March.

There will probably be four, five, six of us who will split a plane to get to Colonial, Streelman told Golfweek.

" the tour has chartered planes, like big ones, for all the players and caddies in between events, trying to keep our bubble nice and tight."

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the PGA Tour released a revised schedule in April with the first four events to be played without spectators, starting with the June 11-14 Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.

Además del Charles Schwab Challenge en Colonial Country Club, the torneos programados actualmente para celebrarse sin fanáticos son el RBC Heritage (18-21 de junio) en Hilton Head, SC, el Campeonato de Viajeros (25-28 de junio) en Cromwell, Connecticut. ., y el Rocket Mortgage Classic (del 2 al 5 de julio) en Detroit.

the first tournament tentatively preparing for spectators is the July 6-12 John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill. followed by the Memorial.

It will surely be different (playing without fans), Streelman said Monday after pro-am at the Scottsdale (Arizona) Open mini-tour event. It is necessary and the priority is to get good competition, to have a good TV product for our fans, that is definitely the priority.

Pero, the líderes van a extrañar esa emoción.

My favorite memories are being in the heat, seeing what you got, hearing that electricity roll around a PGA Tour event on Sunday afternoons, as we know here (at the Waste Management Phoenix Open ), the madness ... For me, that is part of what we do.