PGA Tour makes up for lost time with expanded fields

If, and when, the PGA Tour is given the green light, the fields are going to be somewhat larger than what we had prior to the pandemic.

In an effort to “maximise additional playing opportunities”, fields at the Charles Schwab Challenge in late May and the Memorial in early June will increase from 120 to 144 players.

Kevin Na Kevin Na won the 2019 Charles Schwab Challenge (Credit: PGA Tour)

The changes were sent to all Tour players in an email memo earlier this week and may expand to other tournaments, although that has yet to be confirmed.

“We are working around the clock to make adjustments to our future schedule.”

“To this end, please know that it is a priority of the Tour and the player advisory council to maximise additional playing opportunities this season.”

So far this year, eleven tournaments have been postponed or cancelled including the Masters and PGA Championships.

The email also mentioned that the new pace of play policy that was set to come into play at the Canadian Open next month will be pushed back until the 2021 season.