Original title: Bermuda Championship becomes the first PGA Tour with spectators, bonus increases and lineup expansion
On September 30, Beijing time, since the resumption of the golf tournament in June, the PGA Tour has not allowed spectators to enter the stadium to watch. Four months later, the PGA Tour has confirmed that it will allow some spectators to enter the stadium for the first time at the Bermuda Championship next month.
The Bermuda Championship will be held at the Port Royal Golf Course from October 29th to November 1st. It will be the first PGA Tour to allow spectators to watch since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The audience can watch the game live from the first day of the game to the final day of the fourth day. However, the final number of daily audiences will be determined in accordance with Bermuda's public assembly regulations and will be made after review by the Bermuda Health Authority. It is reported that spectators must undergo temperature checks when entering the stadium, wear masks around the golf course, maintain social distancing, and provide hand sanitizer on site.
Tournament Supervisor Sean Sovakour said: “Our preparations for the second tournament are constantly advancing, and people’s excitement is increasing day by day. Being the first PGA Tour to allow spectators is not only a milestone, but also The pride of the Bermuda Championships.” As of September 28, Bermuda had only 181 confirmed cases and 9 deaths. At present, 5 cases of infection are under public health surveillance.
This year's tournament prize money increased by 1 million US dollars to 4 million US dollars. Due to the cancellation of the WGC HSBC Championship, the Bermuda Championship now has a strong lineup and specifications. The lineup has been increased from 120 to 132. The winner will receive 500 FedEx Cup points for the first time.