The world of golf, much like the world in general, has well and truly been flipped on its head this season. 2020 will be unlike any other year, and that is because there will be no British Open this season. The R&A, the governing body that was rumored to be considering shutting it down due to insurance purposes, has officially done that now, and that means we will have no ‘links’ style major to watch until 2021.
However, they have pledged to go to St. George’s next season, meaning that the 150th anniversary edition will remain at St. Andrew’s as planned, only a year later in 2022. The other thing that will make it plain crazy is the fact that the Masters- typically held in April- will be played in November. It will be done after the Ryder Cup and all other major events are played. Speaking of which, the PGA Championship will be running from August 9-12, while the US Open will commence on September 18-21, at Winged Foot as originally planned. A week after that, the Ryder Cup will begin, giving a lot of high-stakes golf in a very short amount of time. That’s not even talking about the FedexCup Playoffs, either, so this could be a truly captivating season!