Monahan also said the Bermuda Championship that ends Nov. 1 also will receive full FedEx Cup points because it is no longer the same week as the World Golf Championship in Shanghai, which was canceled this year.
“If you’re a golf fan, this is a dream season with more significant events than ever before, including the Olympic Games,” Monahan said. “What more can you ask for?”
Because of the pandemic, this season lost 13 tournaments (one was replaced by a temporary event at Muirfield Village).
The new season will have 12 events in the fall — the U.S. Open is Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot and the Masters is Nov. 12-15 — and then resume Jan. 7 at Kapalua for the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Because so many tournaments were lost, the 30 players who reached the Tour Championship will be eligible for the winners-only field at Kapalua.
The U.S. Open will be at Torrey Pines next year, while the PGA Championship is at Kiawah Island. The British Open is at Royal St. George’s in England, where it was scheduled to be in 2020 until it was canceled.
Still to be determined is when tournaments will allow spectators. Monahan said the Dominican Republic event in late September will have a pro-am. Monahan said all amateurs will be tested at tournaments that have pro-ams.
“When we feel like it’s safe to return fans out here, that’s when fans will return,” he said. “We owe that to them, to make sure that we’re supported locally in every market we play in.”