PGA Tour says fans returning at Bermuda Championship

It’s not the US, the UK or Europe but any good news about crowds coming back to golf tournaments is reason enough to get excited.

The site of the first PGA Tour event since March to welcome general admission spectators will be the Bermuda Championship at the Port Royal Golf Course from October 26 where Brendon Todd will defend his title at the inaugural staging of the event in 2019.

Brendon Todd Brendon Todd (Credit: PGA Tour)

Perhaps surprisingly, Bermuda ranks highest in the Americas for per-capita testing and its vigilant contact-tracing process has allowed it to keep the COVID-19 pandemic under control so far with just 181 cases and 9 deaths.

“We are grateful to Bermuda’s government, health officials, the PGA Tour and Bruno Event Team, whom we’ve worked jointly with throughout the process of planning for this year’s event,” said Victoria Isley, BTA Chief Sales & Marketing Officer.

“The second Bermuda Championship is a testament to the island’s successful health and safety record which has enabled an event of this scope to go ahead.”

The PGA Tour previously announced several changes to the 2020 Bermuda Championship including a $1 million increase to the purse for a total of $4 million plus an additional 500 FedExCup points to the winning player.

Also on offer for the first time is an invitation to the 2021 Masters.