Attendance at subsequent month’s Waste Administration Phoenix Open, which was going to be capped at a reported 8,000 spectators each day attributable to COVID considerations, is being decreased even additional because the pandemic continues to surge in Arizona.
Event director Scott Jenkins introduced on Wednesday that the each day attendance restrict will probably be fewer than 5,000 individuals per day, Wednesday-Sunday, for the PGA Tour occasion at TPC Scottsdale scheduled for Feb. 1-7. That comes with Wednesday’s conventional pro-am day in addition to all 4 rounds of the event.
“The event will implement strict COVID security protocols together with, however actually not restricted to, the obligatory sporting of masks all through your entire event grounds and thermal screening of each visitor upon entry,” Jenkins mentioned within the assertion. “The expansive, 192-acre, open-aired format of TPC Scottsdale is conducive to social distancing, and mixed with stringent COVID security protocols in place, The Thunderbirds are assured we are able to conduct a secure and accountable event in February.”
Few golf occasions have had any followers in attendance for the reason that PGA Tour restarted final June. The Vivint Houston Open in November was the primary to permit spectators and had about 2,000 followers readily available every day.
“The Thunderbirds proceed to work intently with the PGA TOUR, native authorities and well being officers in preparation to have restricted followers on the 2021 Waste Administration Phoenix Open,” the assertion mentioned. “Since returning to competitors in June of 2020, the PGA TOUR has a profitable monitor document of well being and security within the communities by which they play, together with a number of occasions with ticketed spectators. We stay hopeful we are able to host an especially restricted variety of socially distanced followers at “The Individuals’s Open.”