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Wentworth Golf Club will host the PGA Championship from October 15-18

Wentworth Golf Club will host the PGA Championship from October 15-18

Wentworth Golf Club will host the PGA Championship from October 15-18

The European Tour, suspended since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will resume with the British Masters on July 22 as part of a six-tournament swing in the United Kingdom, the tour's governing body said on Thursday.

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Wentworth Golf Club will host the PGA Championship from October 15-18

Wentworth Golf Club will host the PGA Championship from October 15-18

Wentworth Golf Club will host the PGA Championship from October 15-18

Events will take place without fans in attendance and strict health and safety protocols in place.

The British Masters, hosted by player Lee Westwood at Close House Golf Club, will be followed by the English Open from July 30-August 2 at the Marriott Forest of Arden and the English Championship from Aug 6-9 at Marriott Hanbury Manor.

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The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport will host back-to-back tournaments - the Celtic Classic (August 13-16) and the Wales Open (August 20-23) - before the UK Championship at The Belfry from August 27-30.

"We have consistently said that safety is our priority and that is why today we are announcing our resumption in two months' time," said European Tour Chief Executive Keith Pelley in a statement.

"Initially, therefore, based on the expert guidance we received, playing in clusters, in one territory, is the best option in terms of testing, travel and accommodation."

Dates for four Rolex Series events have also been announced, beginning with the Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club from Oct. 8-11 and ending with the World Tour Championship in Dubai from December 10-13.

The PGA Championship will take place from October 15-18 at England's Wentworth Club.

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