March 18, 2020
Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Statement Regarding COVID-19 - UPDATE (3-18-20)
The PGA TOUR made the announcement on March 17 that due to the ongoing health crisis related to COVID-19, all PGA TOUR events through the week of the AT&T Byron Nelson (May 7-10) have been canceled. Furthermore, the PGA of America has postponed the PGA Championship (May 14-17) for a date later this year, to be announced.
As a result of this news, we wanted to provide an update regarding the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide’s 2020 playing, scheduled for June 1–7.
First and foremost, the health and safety of everyone associated with the Memorial Tournament and our community will continue to be our No. 1 priority as we navigate the ongoing health crisis related to the Coronavirus pandemic.
This is obviously a very fluid situation that requires constant review, communication and transparency, and we – working closely with the PGA TOUR and Nationwide – are dedicated to all three aspects. As we continue to prepare for the 2020 playing of the 45th Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, we will carefully monitor information provided by the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control along with local and state government health agencies. On a regular basis, we will provide status updates including any additional protocols put in place to ensure the health and safety of all who will be on site for the Memorial this June.
We encourage our fans to stay informed on the developments of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 through official sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (cdc.gov) and coronavirus.ohio.gov/. We will provide further updates as new information becomes available.
About the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide is held annually at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. The Tournament, founded and hosted by Jack Nicklaus, is conducted each year with three goals in mind: to honor the memory of individuals living and deceased who have distinguished themselves in the game of golf; to showcase the world’s best golfers competing on one of the most challenging venues in the world for the enjoyment of spectators; and to benefit many Greater Columbus Charities in alliance with the Nicklaus Children's Healthcare Foundation, Nationwide Children's Hospital and numerous other local organizations. For more information, visit www.thememorialtournament.com or call 614-889-6700.
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Thomas P. Sprouse
Director of Communications,
the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
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