The 2021 PGA Championship in May will likely be performed with roughly 10,000 spectators allowed on the course at Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
The PGA of America stated on Tuesday that the choice to admit a restricted variety of fans for every spherical of the May 20-23 event was made at the side of the State of South Carolina, MUSC Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“We’re excited to welcome spectators back to the PGA Championship this May in a way that is responsible and aligned with current South Carolina health protocols,” stated PGA of America president Jim Richerson. “While we wish we could accommodate the sellout crowds who had purchased tickets, the 2021 PGA Championship will be steeped in gratitude as the best players in the world compete on the historic Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.”
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“… While crowds will be smaller than originally planned, we know the passion for golf in the Carolinas will create a memorable atmosphere on-course and excitement throughout the region.”
Collin Morikawa will defend his 2020 PGA Championship, which he gained in August with no spectators current at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
Fans, employees and volunteers attending the 2021 event will likely be required to put on face coverings and preserve applicable social distancing.