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PGA’s Memorial Tournament will be played with limited fan attendance

The first sport to return with fan involvement may well be the PGA Tour.

On Friday, the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio got approval from the state government to proceed with limited fan attendance. According to Rob Oller of the Columbus Dispatch, 8,000 fans will be allowed at any time, roughly 20 percent of the course’s actual capacity.

The tournament will be held on July 16-19 at Muirfield Village.

Safety protocols will be the next major hurdle event organizers have to deal with, as spectators may be required to wear masks and have their temperatures checked before entry.

“The Memorial is looking forward to … (becoming) an example of how public gathering events can be developed and implemented with approved and accepted protocols in place,” the tournament said in a statement.

It will certainly be interesting to see how this goes. Like every other sport, the tour will initially resume without fans, but will serve as something of an experiment once they do return. Other sports will definitely be watching to see how well the safety protocols work and how willing fans are to abide by them.


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