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.
PDGA staff is sad to confirm that the Santa Cruz Masters Cup, the third stop on the 2020 PDGA National Tour from May 15-17, has been canceled due to concerns with COVID-19, the novel coronavirus pandemic. An additional statement from Tournament Director Matt Beatty will be provided on Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. PDT on the Santa Cruz Masters Cup Facebook page.
We thank Beatty and his staff for their dedication to not only the event, but to the health and safety of the Bay Area community. This is an unprecedented situation and we are grateful for their flexibility.
Registration for the 2020 Texas State Disc Golf Championships presented by Latitude 64 is now open to all players. The tournament kicks off this year's installment of the PDGA National Tour and runs from March 27-29 in Tyler, Texas.
Oklahoma-based video production company GK PRO is taking their game on the road full-time in 2020, and they’ll be stopping off at a handful of the PDGA’s biggest tournaments.
The team -- comprised of Kris VanBecelaere, Blaine Williams, Bobby Cox, and Gabe Dao -- will be on hand to cover the MPO 3 card at the 25th Annual Texas State Disc Golf Championships presented by Latitude 64 before pulling FPO 2 duty at the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open. GK will then resume coverage of MPO 3 for the rest of the National Tour, with each of their rounds being released the following day on their YouTube channel.
Jonathan Gomez of JomezPro films at the 2019 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships in Peoria, Illinois. The highly regarded media company will be on the MPO lead card at every PDGA National Tour event in 2020. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
As disc golf video coverage has continued to ascend, one production team has been at the forefront of pushing the envelope. That company will now be the official MPO lead card provider of the 2020 PDGA National Tour.
Keenan Dalton (center) and Wing Ko (right) of Central Coast Disc Golf at the 2019 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships in Peoria, Illinois. The media team will cover the Open Women's lead card for the PDGA National Tour and United States Women's Disc Golf Championship in 2020. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
Derek Scull of Gatekeeper Media (left) stands alongside Matt Bell during the final round of the 2019 Delaware Disc Golf Challenge. Gatekeeper will cover the 2020 PDGA National Tour as the official chase card provider. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
Harper Thompson tees off at the Music City Open. The Nashville, Tennessee, tournament will close the 2020 PDGA National Tour season. Photo: David August Stebbins
It’s never too early to plan ahead.
Even as the world’s top disc golfers are on the home stretch of the 2019 season, they can now take an opportunity to fix their gaze on 2020, as the PDGA National Tour is set for its 18th running. Six of the United States’ best events once again comprise the bedrock of the PDGA Elite Series, with the circuit starting in March and running through September.