The pandemic has resulted in the US Open Golf postponement so you’re going to want to know when to watch it this fall. It isn’t the only event that’s been cancelled, the NBA has seen major changes to its schedule.
But the US Open Championship is one of the most awaited among sports events. And that has avid golf fans how long they’re going to have to wait to see their favorite sport.
If you are a golf fan who has been looking forward to the US Open, you might be curious if it will occur sometime after the original schedule and if so, when. Read on to know more about the new plans for the event.
What Was The US Open’s Original Schedule?
The 120th US Open Championship was supposed to be held from June 15 to 21 at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. However, the pandemic has led to a postponement/
The United States Golf Association (USGA) will be assessing the situation and how the delay will affect the championship. Specifically, the organization will be looking into the exemption categories.
What Will Happen To YourTickets?
Before we proceed with the definite reschedule of the US Open Championship, you might be wondering what will happen to your tickets, which you bought before the postponement. According to the USGA, the existing tickets will still work with the new schedule.
However, should you encounter any conflicts and you wish to get a refund you can do so by getting in touch with the outlet that sold them to you. Just remember that the USGA can only refund tickets purchased from them but other outlets should be doing the same.
What Does The Postponement Mean For Participants?
Golf players who have paid the registration for their entry will be receiving a full refund. Meanwhile, locally exempt golfers will also be drawn out from the list and will also be receiving refunds. The amount will be with the registrants within 10 to 12 business days.
Should these players still want to participate, they will need to send in another application after the association has released definitive qualifying sites and dates. Meanwhile, fully exempt golfers will retain their registration but have the option to withdraw from the new dates by getting in touch with the USGA.
So, When Can I Watch the US Open Championship?
Now that you know what happened to the original dates and what you can do with your tickets, you might be wondering when you can watch the US Open Championship. The event was rescheduled to September 14 to 20, 2020 at the same venue.
As mentioned, those who hold tickets for the June dates can still use them for the September dates. If you still have not purchased tickets, you can still do so by visiting the US Open website, which is managed by the USGA.
With the postponement, USGA CEO Mike Davis hopes that the organization will be able to develop ways to minimize health and safety concerns, all while ensuring the completion of the Open. Meanwhile, the association is working to meet guidelines concerning public health.
Where Can I Watch the Championship?
Aside from watching in the venue, you can also catch the games on television at Fox Sports. Fox Sports provides the official television coverage for the event and has been in partnership with the USGA for golf affairs. However, broadcast schedules are yet to be released.
In the past, fans were able to watch from various channels and platforms including Sky Sports, Sky Go, Golf Channel and the event’s very own app, called the 2020 US Open Golf Championship app developed by the USGA.
The official app will offer live streaming coverage, real-time player highlights and on-site maps. It will also provide the latest updates and photos from the event.
The Bottom Line
Fans may have to wait a few months longer to see the 2020 US Open Golf Championship. However, plans are already in the works for the September date. If you go to watch it live there will be safety precautions in place. Or you can watch in the safety of your home.