MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fans or No Fans?
The 2020 World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational will be played July 29-August 2 at TPC Southwind. But will fans be able to walk the golf course grounds?
Tickets have been available for purchase since September 18, but there are concerns that the PGA Tour might not allow fans on the golf course.
The tournament was originally set for July 2-5, but was moved amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Several tournaments, including The Masters, were rescheduled. While others, like The Open Championship, were canceled altogether.
The PGA Tour decided Monday The Memorial in Columbus, Ohio which is scheduled the week before the Memphis stop, will be played without fans present. Ultimately, the decision will be made by the PGA Tour.
Darrell Smith, director of the WGC FedEx St. Just Invitational tells FOX 13 the fans don’t have to be concerned about refunds.
“If ultimately fans are not allowed on-site during the tournament, there is a refund policy in place,” Smith said.
There is no time table on when the final decision on fans will be made.
This will mark Memphis’ second year hosting a World Golf Championship. Memphis has hosted a PGA Tour event every year since 1958 and since 1970, the tournament has raised more than $43 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of Memphis.
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