It was easy to see this one coming.
As the Corona Virus take on new intensity in New York, the state is taking drastic measures.
By executive order from New York’s governor, Winged Foot Golf Club, site of the U.S. Open, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, has been shut down.
The order by Gov. Andrew Cuomo closed down all “non-essential businesses” as of last Sunday night.
That order effectively halted preparations for the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot.
Winged Foot is located in Mamaroneck, which is in Westchester County, one of the virus “hotspots.”
Winged Foot is allowed to keep essential personnel at the club, with restrictions, enabling the grounds crew to maintain the West Course, a 1923 A.W. Tillinghast design that is scheduled to host the U.S. Open June that was renovated by Gil Hanse in 2015.
The USGA has not made a decision on whether to hold the U.S. Open as scheduled, but it recently canceled its early rounds of qualifying.
As of now, the U.S. Open is scheduled for June 18-21.
Tokyo Summer Olympics Moved To 2021:
This one was a no-brainer to predict. With many nations closing their training sites, the IOC had no choice but to move the 2020 Summer Olympics to 2021.
Golf is now an Olympic sport and the competition would have started July 30 in Tokyo.
That should help the PGA Tour schedule if and when it resumes.