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PGA Championship set for Aug 6-9 in San Francisco

Golf has returned with no fans but there have been no majors yet. Even though the first tournament played after a three-month hiatus due to COVID-19, it felt like a major, it wasn't.

The first major championship in 2020 will be the PGA Championship to be played at San Francisco's Harding Park on Aug. 6-9 without fans. The PGA of American announced on Monday the move to San Francisco, after considering Quail Hollow in North Carolina and Valhalla in Kentucky.

The PGA Championship was originally scheduled to be played on May 14-17 but was rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The PGA of America will keep track of COVID-19 developments and work with the city of San Francisco and state of California with the CDC and public health authorities through Championship Week.

Harding Park has never been the site of a major championship but is where Rory McIlroy won the WGC-Match Play Championship in 2015, where the U.S. defeated the International team at the 2009 Presidents Cub. It's also the site where Tiger Woods won in a playoff over John Daly in the 2005 WGC-American Express Championship.

There was some hope that some fans could attend the tournament after a proposal to allow 8,000 spectators a day was approved by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine for Memorial Tournament. The Memorial will be played three weeks prior to the PGA and will be the first even in the revised schedule to have spectators.

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