The PGA Tour has canceled eight events to date, in addition to the postponement of the Masters and PGA Championship, and will face the complicated task of piecing a schedule together once golf returns.
Despite an immense amount of uncertainty surrounding the entire sports landscape, Tour commissioner Jay Monahan is hoping the 2020 season can be salvaged.
"The Tour will be working with our tournament organizations and title sponsors, in collaboration with golf's governing bodies, to build a reimagined PGA Tour schedule for 2020 that ensures the health and safety for all associated with our sport and meaningful conclusion to the season," Monahan said, according to the Tour's Cameron Morfit.
Monahan said he's spoken with commissioners from other professional sports to collaborate on ideas. However, he added that golf is in a unique situation given all the parties required - such as the USGA, the R&A, and the PGA of America - to put together a complete schedule.
"I know every major golf organization is working not independently but together and trying to figure out, as we look to the end of the FedEx Cup schedule and the end of the 2020 calendar year, how do we put the best product forward for our fans and our collective interests,” Monahan said.
A side effect of no PGA Tour golf being played until at least May 21 is that members won't be able to earn FedEx Cup points or world ranking points that affect a variety of exemptions and priority rankings, including PGA Tour cards for the following season. For example, Brooks Koepka sits 213th on the FedEx Cup points list and is at risk of missing the playoffs.