Korn Ferry Tour announces additional schedule revisions
FARMINGTON, Utah – The Korn Ferry Tour announced today additional modifications and details regarding the restart of the 2020 schedule and a fall calendar of events that will be part of a one-time, combined 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour season.
The 2020 Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank will be contested the week of June 22 at Oakridge Country Club with all four tournament rounds broadcast on Golf Channel. The event will be one of the first four events back on the Korn Ferry Tour schedule.
At this time, the Korn Ferry Tour plans to resume play with the first four events – including the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank – closed to the general public but will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of local and state authorities in order to determine the most appropriate on-site access in each market. In addition, the Tour will continually review available COVID-19-related protocols that could be implemented at events to ensure the health and well-being for all involved.
“Utah’s stunning mountain backdrop will provide an amazing showcase of the great Korn Ferry Tour players returning to action on The Golf Channel.” said Jeff Robbins, President and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission.
The announcement of a fall schedule comes after the PGA TOUR announced last week that, due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancelation or postponement of 13 events from the 2019-20 TOUR Season, eligibility has been extended for exempt 2019-20 PGA TOUR members for the 2020-21 season. These adjustments will result in the Korn Ferry Tour not having a graduating class in 2020; however, the TOUR has established a performance benefit for the top 10 from the Korn Ferry Tour points list following the conclusion of the Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance. Those players will be granted access into all PGA TOUR additional events for the 2020-21 season.
The newly created 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour schedule that will bridge two seasons will conclude with 25 PGA TOUR cards awarded at the 2021 WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by KraftHeinz, with an additional 25 cards awarded at the conclusion of the 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Finals.
With six events completed through the El Bosque Mexico Championship by INNOVA, the remaining 2020 schedule – subject to change – now consists of 23 events. Korn Ferry Tour events to be contested in 2021 as part of the combined 2020-21 schedule will be announced later this year.
The restart to the 2020 Korn Ferry Tour season will begin as previously announced with the Korn Ferry Challenge at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The event will now be one of four new events in the first six weeks back to play that have been created by the Tour to make up for the cancelation or postponement of events affected by COVID-19.
For more information about the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank, please visit UtahChampionship.com
To view the revised Korn Ferry Tour schedule, please visit PGATOUR.com.