STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19


JULY 1, 2020

Tournament officials announced today, that as a result of the ongoing health and safety issues related to the Coronavirus pandemic and in accordance with the state of Michigan’s Safe Start Plan, it has been determined that competition rounds for the 2020 Ally Challenge presented by McLaren, Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2, will be played without general public or corporate hospitality attendance at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club.

The decision to play the third installment of the official PGA TOUR Champions event without spectators was made as a result of Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-133 signed on June 25 and in collaboration with the PGA TOUR, the tournament’s title sponsor Ally Financial and presenting sponsor McLaren Health Care, with the health and safety of all involved the absolute focus.

Additionally, all special events traditionally surrounding the tournament, including the 2020 Ally Challenge Community Concert, will not be staged this year. These events are scheduled to return to tournament week in 2021.

In related news, the official Pro-Am tournaments on Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 30 will be staged as scheduled, with additional safety protocols in place for participants.

As always, we encourage our fans to stay informed on the developments of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 through official sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (cdc.gov) and https://www.michigan.gov/Coronavirus