The PGA of America introduced Friday the 2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship will enable a limited variety of spectators on-site at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The occasion, scheduled to be held May 25-30, plans to welcome roughly 8,000 spectators every day after coordinating with town of Tulsa and steerage from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“The health and well being of our volunteers, spectators and players has always been our top priority, and we are thrilled that we were able to work together to find a safe way to bring back this incredible event,” mentioned Deb O’Connor, director of Global Corporate Reputation and Community Relations at Whirlpool Corporation, the guardian firm of KitchenAid. “With 1,500 people currently employed at our Tulsa Whirlpool plant, we could not be more excited to bring this iconic Championship to such a special community.”
Fans, employees and volunteers in attendance will be required to put on face coverings at all instances, no matter COVID-19 vaccination standing. Social distancing will even be enforced and sanitation stations will be current across the property.
The PGA of America plans to proceed monitoring COVID-19 developments and work with native well being officers earlier than and in the course of the occasion.
The event returns to the Champions Tour calendar after being canceled in 2020 at Harbor Shores Resort in Benton Harbor, Michigan, due to a Michigan stay-at-home order because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“After a year away, we’re excited to re-establish the legacy of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship,” PGA President Jim Richerson mentioned in an announcement. “Southern Hills, with all of its pedigree, is certainly a special place. It’ll be exciting to watch this great American golf course ー which our friend Gil Hanse restored to Perry Maxwell’s original vision ー on a Major Championship stage, not once, but twice, in as many years.”