The PGA TOUR today announced that the 2020 Travelers Championship is currently scheduled as a TV-only event, broadcast by CBS and the Golf Channel, June 25–28. Conducting the tournament without crowds on-site is in the best interest of protecting everyone, including the Connecticut community at large.
The PGA Tour schedule will resume with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas on June 11, followed by the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina on June 18. That date was the original slot for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, New York, which has now been moved to Sept. 17.
The Travelers Championship will be the third tournament to be played when the schedule resumes.
Those who purchased tournament tickets through Ticketmaster should automatically receive a full refund within 30 days.
Tournament Director Nathan Grube stated “We are committed to delivering a world-class PGA TOUR event that provides 100% of net proceeds to worthy causes throughout the region. This will include supporting our core charity partners, as well as organizations dedicated to COVID-19 relief efforts. Fans interested in contributing to tournament charities can do so by visiting TravelersChampionship.com.
We appreciate the support of the PGA TOUR, and we will continue to work with them and follow the recommendations and regulations of local, state and federal government agencies to ensure the safety of those essential to conducting the tournament. We thank everyone for their patience as we work through the details and will share additional updates as appropriate.”
Travelers Statement – Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
We look forward to the return of golf and fully support the PGA TOUR’s decision to conduct the tournament without fans on-site this year. The health and safety of all who attend our event is the top priority, and conducting the tournament without crowds on-site is in the best interest of protecting everyone, including the broader community.
We’ll miss the energy that our fans bring to TPC River Highlands every year, but there’s no doubt we will feel the players’ excitement in our living rooms as we watch the tournament on CBS and the Golf Channel. The Travelers Championship has a way of connecting us all, and we’re focused on continuing to deliver a world-class event.
Most importantly, the Travelers Championship will continue to provide 100% of its net proceeds to charity, helping local nonprofits at a time when they need it most. In addition to the tournament’s usual charitable partners, organizations dedicated to COVID-19 relief efforts will also benefit from this year’s event. We appreciate the ongoing support of the PGA TOUR, the players, the media, additional tournament sponsors, our community and the fans.