PGA Championship postponed, officials will seek later date for golf major
3/18/2020 9:55:28 AM

The PGA Championship has been postponed and officials will seek a later date for the golf major, the organization's CEO announced Tuesday.

"Throughout our evaluation process, we have been committed to following the guidance of public health authorities and given the coronavirus shelter-in-place order in effect in San Francisco, postponement is the best decision for all involved," Seth Waugh said in a statement of the event, which was set for May 14 to 17 at Harding Park in San Francisco.

PGA of America will look to move the tournament to later in the summer "when it is once again safe and responsible to do so."

The first major of the season, The Masters, was postponed indefinitely last week and is also seeking another date from its original April 9-12 scheduling.

"This is a reflection of a thoughtful process," Waugh said. "We are and have been working in concert with commissioner Jay Monahan and our partners and friends at the PGA TOUR to find an alternative date that works for all. We are all very hopeful for a great outcome."

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