Are you an ardent golfing fan waiting impatiently for the big and popular golfing events to resume after a long delay caused by Covid-19? The Australian PGA Championship became a casualty in a series of golfing events that got delayed or canceled because of the restrictions imposed upon gatherings due to Coronavirus. The prestigious tournament that was to be held in Queensland from December 3-6 has now been pushed back to February 2021. According to the organizers of the tournament, they are now planning to hold the event twice in 2021.
PGA Championship Delayed for Three Months
The PGA Championship is the most popular golf tournament in the golfing calendar of Australia. This is for the first time since 1995 that this premier tournament has been canceled because of restrictions imposed by the authorities on account of Coronavirus. However, there is nothing to worry about for the golfing fans as their favorite tournament has been pushed back by only three months. It will now be organized from 18 to 21 February 2021. If you are an Australian citizen living in the U.S, you need not worry about getting the visa in time. The provision of an Electronic System for Travel Authorization or simply ESTA for Australian Citizens has now made it very easy to get a visa for a trip to the U.S without going to the embassy and applying for a visa. Just fill-up the ESTA form online sitting at home and you will get a U.S visa without any hassle.
See Incredible Golfers in Acton
The Australian PGA Championship attracts great golf players from around the world. You will see in action Adam Scott the defending champion who also won the PGA tournament in 2013. Other past winners who will be seen in action on the ground in February are Peter Senior (2010 winner), Greg Chalmers (2011 and 2014 winner), and Cameron Smith (2017 and 2018 winner). Before moving ahead with your travel plans to watch these players in action in the Australia PGA Championship, make sure to take a look at the schedule of all PGA tournaments so that you do not miss any important tournament. The postponement of the Australia PGA championship was a deliberate attempt of the authorities to organize the tournament in a healthy and safe manner.
In the Interest of The Sport, Players, and Fans
James Sutherland, the Chief Executive of Golf Australia, has said that the decision to cancel and postpone the Australia PGA Championship was taken with a heavy heart. But it was a necessary decision as organizing the event with difficulties and having very few players and fans on the ground would have been even more difficult.
Organizing the tournament at half strength would have been unsatisfactory for the broadcasters and also the avid fans. Realizing the significance of this prestigious tournament, it is only in the best scheme of things to organize the Australia PGA Championship a few months later rather than taking unnecessary risks.
What are you waiting for? If you were disappointed with the cancellation of the Australia PGA Championship, now is your turn to experience all the fun and the thrill as the tournament begins on 18 February in Queensland. Book your flight tickets now and make arrangements for your accommodation.