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Rocket Mortgage Classic officially moves to Fourth of July weekend

2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic
Posted at 9:36 AM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 07:14:38-04

(WXYZ) — Detroit's PGA Tour event, the Rocket Mortgage Classic, has officially moved to Fourth of July weekend in a new PGA Tour schedule.

PGA Tour released the revised 2020 schedule on Thursday.

“The health and safety of all associated with the PGA TOUR and our global community continues to be our No. 1 priority, and our hope is to play a role – responsibly – in the world’s return to enjoying the things we love,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan in a release. “Today’s announcement is another positive step for our fans and players as we look toward the future, but as we’ve stressed on several occasions, we will resume competition only when – working closely with our tournaments, partners and communities – it is considered safe to do so under the guidance of the leading public health authorities.”

The season is planned to resume on June 8. The first four events will be closed to the general public.

Originally scheduled for May 25-31, the Rocket Mortgage Classic has been rescheduled to July 2-5.

While only in its second year, the tournament drew praise after its inaugural event in 2019.

Many major players including Phil Mickelson, Bryson Dechambeau, Rickie Fowler and more have committed to the tournament. It's not clear whether or not fans would be allowed at the event if it moves to July. PGA Tour says it will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and follow recommendations of local and state authorities to determine on-site access.

View the revised full tour season schedule here.