Although the United States Golf Association is sticking to its edict to have a decision by mid-April, a report in the New York Post on Thursday night said the U.S. Open would be postponed but with the intention of still playing at Winged Foot Golf Club in suburban New York later this year.
The 120th U.S. Open was scheduled for June 18-21 in Mamaroneck, New York, but the club was shut down several days ago in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and all worked halted in setting up the tournament.
The Masters and PGA Championship already have postponed those major championships in the wake of cancellations and postponements across the sports world. The PGA Tour has canceled eight tournaments, including the Players Championship, and postponed another, with the next scheduled event, the Colonial, in late May awaiting its fate.
With the Olympic Games being canceled, there has been speculation that the PGA Championship might take its date in late July. The Masters has been said to be eyeing an October date. For the U.S. Open to go in September, it would need the help of the PGA Tour in rescheduling other tournaments.
So far, the Open, scheduled for July 16-19 at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, England, is sticking with its original date. The last time the U.S. Open was not played was in 1945 due to World War II.