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Safeway Open to have no spectators this year

 The Safeway Open presented by Chevron announced today that the 2020 event, the first of the 2020-2021 PGA TOUR season, will not have fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual PGA TOUR event held at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, CA will be played as scheduled, September 10-13.

“The health and safety of the Napa community, as well as our players, volunteers and partners, has remained of utmost importance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re disappointed to announce that we will not be able to host our tremendous fans at this year’s event and we will continue to work closely with the PGA TOUR as well as local, state and federal agencies to ensure the well-being of all who are allowed onsite during tournament week,” said Executive Director Jeff Sanders.

With deadlines approaching tied into the operational logistics of running the Safeway Open presented by Chevron, conducting the 2020 event with fans onsite was not a possibility in the current health climate.

This September will mark the fifth year of the Safeway Open presented by Chevron at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, CA. The event recently won the PGA TOUR’s “Most Fan First Award,” by combining world-class golf, Napa Valley’s best food and wine experience and three nightly concerts all included in the daily golf tournament ticket at the most affordable ticket price on the PGA TOUR. Ticket sales as well as all concerts and onsite fan engagements have been cancelled due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines for 2020.

“The Safeway Open presented by Chevron will remain a platform to give back to charity again this year and support the Napa community as it has for the past four years, even without fans in attendance,” said Sanders. “We would like to thank the Albertsons Companies and Safeway for their amazing support along with our long-time golf fans throughout Northern California as well as our many great sponsors, vendor partners, Silverado members and loyal volunteers for their continued support throughout this unprecedented time.”

All four rounds of the Safeway Open presented by Chevron will be broadcast on GOLF Channel, with airtimes to be announced at a later date.

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