Dell Technologies Match Play still moving forward, PGA Tour meeting with Austin officials

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The PGA Tour is still coming to Austin March 25-29 for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play as of Tuesday morning. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said they have “every assurance” that the event will go forward, but cautioned that the situation is “dynamic” in regards to COVID-19.

“We feel we have full support to move forward, but I would say this thing is so dynamic you have to go hour to hour, day to day, but right now we have every assurance we’ll be in Austin for the event,” Monahan said during his press conference from The Players Championship.

Monahan said the tour is working with Match Play Championship Executive Director Jordan Upplegar, meeting with Mayor Steve Adler and public health officials.

The PGA Tour released a previous statement last week with a similar message of taking extra precaution during the week-long event.

“Based upon current knowledge and their recommendations on planning for mass gatherings, we are proceeding as scheduled with the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play later this month,” the PGA said on Friday, March 6.

The PGA will continue to “review the available information with authorities and take appropriate action as advised.”

Additional hand sanitizing stations will be placed around Austin Country Club, the site of the tournament, the PGA said. Fans will also be allowed to bring their own hand sanitizer to the tournament.

Out of an abundance of caution, the PGA said, players may decline to sign autographs.

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