Jack Nicklaus: The Memorial could be rescheduled

The Memorial Tournament, scheduled for June 4-7, could be moved to July, tournament host Jack Nicklaus told CBS Sports.

“I don’t think they’ve announced it yet,” Nicklaus said. “They’re looking probably at the British Open week. … They could move us back into that.”

The $9.3 million Memorial is played annually at Nicklaus’ Muirfield Village course in Dublin, Ohio.

The Open Championship was scheduled for July 16-19 but was canceled last week because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Barbasol Championship, an opposite-field event, is on the PGA schedule for those dates as well. That tournament will be played at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky.

“Whether we’ll be ready in the first of June, I seriously doubt it,” Nicklaus said. “Whether we’ll be ready in the middle of July, I don’t know. But we certainly hope.”

PGA Tour play has been on hold since March 12. It is scheduled to resume May 21 at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

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