A yr after each of the USGA’s nationwide opens have been performed with out spectators as a result of of the COVID-19 pandemic, the governing physique introduced Monday that it plans to re-open its gates to most people, albeit on a limited foundation, for the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open in California.
Both main championships will characteristic a “limited number of fans” who will both have to present proof of vaccination or return a unfavourable COVID-19 check consequence earlier than arrival.
California residents should present proof that they’ve been vaccinated at the least 14 days prior to the championship or have a unfavourable check consequence. Out-of-state followers, in the meantime, will want to present proof of vaccination earlier than the occasion. Regardless of vaccination standing, face coverings should be worn always whereas on-site.
The U.S. Women’s Open will probably be held June 3-6 at Olympic Club, whereas the lads’s U.S. Open will probably be held two weeks later, June 17-20, at Torrey Pines.
“Last year, we missed the energy that fans bring to our U.S. Open championships,” stated John Bodenhamer, the USGA’s senior managing director of championships. “We are grateful to our local and state health and safety officials in California to be in a position to welcome some fans back this year to witness the greatest players in the world contending for these prestigious championships, while working to maintain the health and safety of all involved.”
The PGA Tour has contested a number of occasions with diminished crowds this yr whereas the Masters Tournament additionally not too long ago welcomed limited patron attendance. The LPGA, although, has but to provide general-admission tickets because the tour resumed play final July.