The City of Amarillo Major Golf Tournament Schedule for 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19.
The City along with Sponsors met and reached the decision to cancel the schedule after considering the public health impact of the virus in the community.
“This unfortunate decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat,” said George Priolo, Golf General Manager for Ross Rogers Golf Complex and Comanche Trail Golf Complex. “Special consideration was provided to our valued sponsors and their current economic climate. We also emphasized our ability to ensure these events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic. We also considered the challenge of setting structured events and tournaments given ongoing decisions by other national, state and local entities. “Our golf community has been blessed for well over 30 years by great sponsors. We want this relationship to continue well into the future. Our amazing sponsors have supported golf in our community in the tens of thousands of dollars each year. After discussing all the options with our sponsors, we mutually agreed it is in their best interest to care for their employees, businesses and customers.”
The financial impact at the national, state and local levels of the economic shutdown were also looked at.
The City says that all sponsors are unified in their current approach to slowing the spread of COVID-19.