Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the U.S. Open golf championship will be held at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck from Sept. 14-20 without fans. According to a release from the state, the USGA will put protocols in place to protect players and staff, including rigorous protocols for testing, cleaning, use of face coverings and social distancing.
The tournament was originally scheduled for June 18-21 at Winged Foot before being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament will now run Sept. 17-20, with pre-tournament activities beginning Sept. 14.
“The 2020 U.S. Open will take place at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck this September. The national championship is a great event. It will be held without fans and the organizers are working with the State Department of Health to ensure everyone’s safety,” Cuomo said. “Today’s [COVID-19] numbers show continued progress — and our goal now is to protect that progress as states across the nation see their infections rates surge.”
“We are very grateful to Governor Cuomo and his team for their collaboration over the past few months,” USGA CEO Mike Davis said. “We are very proud to give our competitors and champions the opportunity to chase their dreams at the U.S. Open to Winged Foot Golf Club in September. While we will miss having fans on-site, we know this is the right decision to make for the players and the community.”