Asia Swing Unlikely For PGA Tour In '20 After China's No-Sports Order
China announced last week it was canceling all sporting events for the rest of '20, which is "likely to mean no Asia swing at all" for the PGA Tour this year, according to Doug Ferguson of the AP. The WGC HSBC Champions is "said to have little interest in moving." As for the other Asia events, the Tour has "begun exploring the idea of moving each to the western part of the United States for this fall only." Sources said that one possibility for the Zozo Championship was Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif. That is where Tiger Woods "previously held his World Challenge in December, and it was recently the site of a PGA Tour Champions event." The CJ Cup in South Korea is "scheduled for the week after" the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, "leading to speculation the PGA Tour would look into staying in Vegas for two weeks" (AP, 7/14).
ANOTHER VEGAS STOP? In Las Vegas, Greg Robertson notes if the city were to land a second event, TPC Summerlin would be the "logical choice to host." Although numerous Las Vegas courses have been "used in PGA Tour events through the years, all the essentials to holding an event would already be in place at Summerlin." This would "duplicate the scenario" playing out this week in Columbus at Muirfield Village, which is hosting the Memorial a week after hosting the Workday Charity Open (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 7/15).