Akron - Tournament officials announced Wednesday that as a result of the ongoing health and safety issues related to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship will be contested without spectators in attendance during competition rounds, August 13th-16th, at Firestone Country Club.
“In this unprecedented COVID-19 climate, contesting the 2020 Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship without spectators was the safest path moving forward,” said Executive Director Don Padgett III. “Our key focus since the beginning has been the well-being of our players, fans, volunteers and partners, but also our ability to conduct this tournament in its entirety so that we can once again create a charitable impact here in Northeast Ohio. Today’s decision will enable us to ensure both.”
Since 1984, professional golf events held at Firestone Country Club have raised over $29 million for area charities, including $825,000 from the 2019 Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS.
“Thanks to our title sponsor, Bridgestone, founding partners Westfield and FirstEnergy as well as other area supporters the Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS will continue to benefit key charities in our area that have meant so much to Northeast Ohio in recent times,” said Padgett.
Although the 72-hole major championship will be held without fans, the event will still feature a one-day pro-am on Wednesday, August 12th, in which all professionals, amateurs and caddies will undergo COVID-19 testing in advance of their participation, in addition to other safety protocols implemented for the tournament.
Online ticket purchasers for this year’s event will be refunded by their original method of purchase automatically. For more information on the refund policy and the 2020 Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS, fans are encouraged to visit BridgestoneSENIORPLAYERS.com.
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