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US Open without qualifying now will be played without fans

 

Last updated 7/29/2020 at 10:25am

DOUG FERGUSON

AP Golf Writer

Now it comes down to the Masters to determine if any of golf's majors will have fans this year.

A week before the PGA Championship begins without spectators, the U.S. Open announced Wednesday it would not have fans Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot in New York because of health and safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We will miss the excitement of the fans and what their presence brings to the championship," said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA.

This already was shaping up to be a different U.S. Open.

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