PGA Tour ‘plans to use ONE MILLION COVID-19 test kits to help complete season’ after coronavirus shutdown
- The rigorous testing procedures will involve players, caddies and officials
- A further and immediate check is required if anyone has travelled by aeroplane
- Daily tests will subsequently be undertaken by each individual during events
- Anyone returning a positive result will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days
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The PGA Tour is planning on using one million coronavirus test kits to help complete the season according to the Guardian.
The rigorous testing procedures will involve players, caddies and officials being sent testing kits – already on mass order – to their homes, with a further and immediate check required if anyone has travelled to a tournament by aeroplane.
Daily tests will subsequently be undertaken by each individual in tournament week, with anyone returning a positive result asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
The PGA Tour is planning on using one million coronavirus test kits to complete the season
The Tour events are likely to be very different to those in pre-coronavirus times, with locker rooms and player dining facilities unavailable.
Organisers have recently outlined plans to resume a full schedule in mid-June, in a bewildering decision that appears to go against all the prevailing wisdom.
While tennis, another global summer sport, talks gloomily about restarting next year, golf’s most powerful circuit has published a revised list featuring no fewer than 32 events worldwide between now and Christmas.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan outlined plans to resume a full schedule in mid-June
The hope is to resume in Texas at the colonial tournament, The Charles Schwab Challenge, with the first four events staged behind closed doors.
An early highlight would be the Memorial tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus, which has moved to the slot in mid-July vacated by the cancellation of the open.
The season’s first major is still scheduled to be the USPGA Championship in San Francisco on August 6-9 — also behind closed doors, if necessary.
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