Numerous sporting codes across the globe are shutting up shop as the Coronavirus takes hold across the world. Inevitably, golf is the lastest victim with the PGA Tour in the USA suspending the about to commence PGA Players Championship and events across all Tours through to the Texas Velero Open (April 2).
PGA TOUR statement regarding cancellation of THE PLAYERS Championship and upcoming PGA TOUR events
It is with regret that we are announcing the cancellation of THE PLAYERS Championship.
We have also decided to cancel all PGA TOUR events – across all of our Tours – in the coming weeks, through the Valero Texas Open.
We have pledged from the start to be responsible, thoughtful and transparent with our decision process. We did everything possible to create a safe environment for our players in order to continue the event throughout the weekend, and we were endeavoring to give our fans a much-needed respite from the current climate. But at this point – and as the situation continues to rapidly change – the right thing to do for our players and our fans is to pause.
We will be prepared to answer additional questions on Friday at 8 a.m.