2020 John Deere Classic canceled due to coronavirus restrictions
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The 2020 John Deere Classic - the fifth event on the PGA Tour's schedule once the season restarts - was canceled on Thursday, the PGA Tour announced.

The annual event held at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois, was scheduled to begin July 9 but will not go ahead due to state restrictions that limit gatherings. It was slated to be the first PGA Tour event with fans in attendance.

Tournament director Clair Peterson told ESPN's Bob Harig that once it became apparent fans would not be allowed, it didn't make financial sense to move forward with the event.

Instead, the PGA Tour will fill the vacant week with a different tournament for 2020 only. Details about the location of the replacement will be provided in the near future as the Tour considers venues in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Columbus, Ohio, Detroit, and Lexington, Kentucky, as possible options, according to Golf Digest's Brian Wacker.

The PGA Tour is set to restart the 2019-20 season with the Charles Schwab Challenge on June 11.

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