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Dougherty hopes to see majors in 2020

29th March 2020, 17:37 by Dan McCarthy

Former European Tour winner Nick Dougherty says the golf authorities must come together to find a way of playing all four majors.

2020's golf schedule has been decimated due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of over 32,000 people.

The Masters in Augusta, which was due to take place in April, was the first event to be postponed with organisers hoping to hold it later in the summer or early autumn.

The PGA Championship has also fallen by the wayside while the US Open and Open Championship, scheduled for June and July respectively, are also expected to be postponed.

September's Ryder Cup is also in doubt meaning there will be very little golf for the remainder of 2020 unless the outbreak is controlled.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Dougherty says keeping everyone safe but admits he hopes to see everyone come together to find a solution that allows all major tournaments to be staged.

Dougherty said: "I hear there are going to be big announcements in golf next week.

"The Open Championship is not that far away [July 16]. I think it is at real risk and is probably not going to happen at that date.

"I believe golf is going to try and come together and - if at all possible - get all four majors and the Ryder Cup played by the end of this year.

"If we get to see some world-class golf at the end of the season, then we should be very grateful."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Dan McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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