For the first time since golf’s return during the coronavirus pandemic in June, a limited number of golf fans will be able to return to the PGA Tour when the Bermuda Championship tees off at Port Royal Golf Course from October 29 to November 1.
A daily allowance has not yet been determined, but a decision will be reached by Bermuda’s public health authorities in the coming weeks.
The island has reported around 200 confirmed cases and nine deaths as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bermuda is currently on the UK Government’s safe travel corridor, and does not require visitors to quarantine at either end of their stays on the island.
All golf fans on site during the tournament will be required to take a temperature check on arrival and also wear face masks as is common everywhere these days. Social distancing will also be enforced and hand sanitisers will be located on site.
“Excitement continues to build as preparations come together for our second year,” said tournament director Sean Sovacool. “Being the first PGA Tour event to welcome spectators on-site is a milestone the Bermuda Championship is proud to have achieved.”
This year’s tournament has received an additional $1 million prize money taking it to $4 million, and the event will now also offer full-field status on the PGA Tour due to the cancellation of the WGC-HSBC Champions that was scheduled to take place in China.