Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor canceled amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 9:14 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 09:14:24-04

(WXYZ) — The 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship – scheduled for Harbor Shores Resort in May – has been canceled, the PGA of America announced. This is due to the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the state and world.

It was supposed to happen May 19-24, and is the first golf tournament in the state to be canceled. As of April 2, the Rocket Mortgage Classic is still scheduled to happen.

“While we are incredibly disappointed, we all understand that protecting public health is the highest priority,” said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh. “We are especially disappointed for the Benton Harbor community, our friends at KitchenAid and the fans and volunteers who support this important championship so passionately.”

It's expected the Senior PGA Championship will return to Harbor Shores Resort in 2022.