FORT WORTH — The PGA Tour returns after three months, and a few of its largest stars are able to play.
The 148-man discipline for the Charles Schwab Problem at Colonial options the highest 5 on the earth — Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson.
The largest title — Tiger Woods — selected to not play. Woods has solely performed Colonial as soon as, in 1997, when he was going for his third straight victory and shot 72 within the remaining spherical to complete three pictures behind.
The tour shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, together with the remainder of sports activities, after the opening spherical of The Gamers Championship on March 12.
The return requires gamers to be examined for the coronavirus upon arrival and, for these taking a constitution to the subsequent match at Hilton Head, one other take a look at earlier than they go away. In addition they may have day by day thermal readings and well being questionnaires. That additionally applies to caddies and what the tour deems important personnel.
The sphere options 18 of the highest 25 on the earth, giving it a strength-of-field similar to a World Golf Championship.
The one gamers from the highest 10 who aren’t enjoying are Adam Scott, Patrick Cantlay and Tommy Fleetwood. Scott and Fleetwood stay abroad and would have confronted a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
Cantlay has performed Colonial solely twice, together with his rookie 12 months in 2013 when he first felt a jolt of ache in his again that saved him out of golf for almost three years.
The tour returns, if all goes based on plan, to a full schedule for the remainder of the 12 months. Colonial marks the primary of 27 tournaments over a 26-week interval by way of Dec. 6. That schedule contains three majors.
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