The first PGA Tour event since March 2020 and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be the Bermuda Championship at the end of October 2020. The Government of Bermuda consented to a limited number of spectators to attend in person. As a result, the 26 October – 01 November 2020 Caribbean golf tournament will tee off at the Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton.
First PGA Tour Event Since March 2020
The PGA Tour recently announced several changes to the 2020 Bermuda Championship. The purse has increased to $4 million dollars; the winner will receive 500 FedExCup points; a field-size expansion from 120 to 132; and the winner will qualify for the 2021 Masters Tournament. Sean Sovacool, Tournament Director, describes the tournament as a “milestone the Bermuda Championship is proud to have achieved.”
The Bermuda Tourism Authority’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Victoria Isley, expressed gratitude to the government for giving the event the go ahead. She noted that as “title sponsor, the Bermuda Tourism Authority is thrilled to make this possible for Bermuda visitors and our local community.” Additionally, the event will be broadcast live on The Golf Channel. And, it will be used to “showcase the island’s wide-open spaces, pristine beauty and the naturally physically-distanced sport of golf.”
The Bermuda government will be enforcing its public-gatherings regulations. As a result, the officials will outline a daily allowance of spectators. Health and safety will be a priority in order to keep attendees safe. Additionally guests will have to wear face masks, undergo temperature checks, maintain six feet social distancing, use hand sanitizer.
Tickets are available for sale at the Bermuda Championship website.
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