Due to several factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the final two events of the 2020 PDGA National Tour. All six tournaments -- the Texas State Disc Golf Championships, Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open, Santa Cruz Masters Cup, Beaver State Fling, Delaware Disc Golf Challenge, and Music City Open -- will return to the circuit in 2021.
Prior to this announcement, four of six PDGA National Tour events had already been postponed or canceled due to the pandemic. Amid continued uncertainty regarding sanctioning, volunteer staffing, and tournament sponsorship, the Delaware Disc Golf Club and Music City Disc Golf Club expressed concerns about the ability to run their events to their full potential. With the PDGA also reducing staff, including key event and media support, all parties mutually decided it was best to delay the National Tour until 2021.
The Music City Open’s concurrent A-Tier is still set to run as scheduled and will absorb the MPO and FPO divisions. The Delaware Disc Golf Championship, a Pro/Am event, will take the place of the Delaware NT.
While we are disappointed that the PDGA National Tour will not take place this year, we are grateful to our event hosts, who worked diligently to build courses, assemble rock star staff, raise payouts, and create a memorable experience to showcase elite-level professional disc golf. We can’t wait for them to put on a show in 2021.
The Disc Golf Pro Tour, which has currently only seen two of its 11 tournaments postponed, still intends to complete its season and will provide a valuable platform for professional disc golfers and fans alike. The PDGA will support the tour by assisting with publicity and media initiatives, coordination of necessary rescheduling, and other event management needs. We would like to thank majority owner Todd Rainwater and DGPT CEO and Tour Director Jeff Spring for their continued commitment to professional disc golf and look forward to strengthening this collaborative partnership moving forward.
The previously released 2021 PDGA National Tour bid packages will now apply to the 2022 season. Bids are welcome until July 1, 2021.
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