FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour returns after three months, and a few of its largest stars are able to play.
The 148-man area for the Charles Schwab Problem at Colonial options the highest 5 on the planet — 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 closing spherical to complete three pictures behind.
The tour shut down as a result of 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 event at Hilton Head, one other take a look at earlier than they depart. Additionally 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 sector options 18 of the highest 25 on the planet, giving it a strength-of-field similar to a World Golf Championship.
The one gamers from the highest 10 who should not 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 stored him out of golf for practically three years.
The tour returns, if all goes in keeping with 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 means of Dec. 6. That schedule consists of three majors.
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