The Memorial, performed at Muirfield Village exterior Columbus, Ohio, was scheduled to be the primary occasion to permit spectators because the PGA Tour resumed play amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, with attendance capped at 20 % of the course’s capability. However event officers cited the rising variety of coronavirus instances across the nation as the explanation for the reversal.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) stated within the assertion that the tour and event “made the appropriate resolution in not permitting spectators to attend this 12 months. I do know it was a tough resolution to make, however the organizers of the Memorial Event have put the well being and security of gamers and followers first.”
Based by Jack Nicklaus and performed on a course designed by the PGA Tour icon, the Memorial yearly is without doubt one of the most anticipated non-major tournaments of the 12 months. It’s anticipated to attract a robust subject, maybe together with Tiger Woods, a five-time winner of the occasion who has not performed an official event since February due to the pandemic and again points.
Muirfield Village additionally will host this week’s Workday Charity Open, however spectators by no means had been a part of the plan for that event.
“We had a very good plan in place, and I couldn’t be extra pleased with everybody who contributed to it. Ultimately, we’ve got the duty to acknowledge the well being and security of the gamers and all who attend the Memorial Event,” Nicklaus stated within the PGA Tour’s assertion.