Mailbag: Will the PDGA Need to Postpone Pro Worlds?

International travel could still be a sticking point

Ricky Wysocki on the 18th green at the 2018 Utah Open. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen – DGPT

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Q: In my opinion, the PDGA has two choices: either postpone or cancel the Pro World Championships in 2021. It is not feasible to hold an international event inside the United States until both Europeans and Canadians have had a realistic chance to get the COVID vaccine.

For the majority of these countries, the average person will most likely have to wait until early fall for vaccination. If you add another 2-3 weeks after the shot before it’s effective, the earliest we could realistically see the international players is early October.

What I suggest — instead of ending the season with the USDGC (Oct 6-9) and then DGPT Championships (Oct 14-17), you take a 2-3 week break followed by the World Championships in early November somewhere in the South. This will get the American pros a chance to rest after two long weeks of competition before they can finally play against the rest of the world.

Thanks and let me know what you think?

– Steve S.

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