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Skip Kendall, center, keeps the tee box entertained as he waits to tee off during the AmFam Championship's 2019 pro-am.

The PGA Tour took additional action Tuesday in response to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus and extended the hiatus of tournaments on its six sanctioned tours through May 17 – just 18 days shy of the American Family Insurance Championship in Madison.

Officials of the PGA Tour Champions event responded swiftly to the PGA Tour announcement, releasing their own statement saying that they continue to monitor information related to the situation and will "work closely with the PGA Tour and other partners to consider our options in the coming weeks."

Tournament activities are set to begin May 30 leading up to the 54-hole tournament, scheduled to take place June 5-7 at University Ridge.

"The American Family Insurance Championship is extremely mindful of the COVID-19 pandemic and supports today’s decision by the PGA Tour to suspend tour-sanctioned events through May (17)," the release stated. "The health and safety of players, spectators, volunteers and public is paramount. ... At the same time, we will continue the planning associated with holding the championship week of events on its scheduled date of May 30-June 7."

The PGA Tour action taken Tuesday adds four PGA Tour events to the four that were canceled last week beginning with the final three rounds of The Players Championship. The PGA Championship joins The Masters Tournament and the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, originally an opposite-field tournament to a canceled World Golf Championship event, among those hoping to find a new date later in the year.

Three PGA Tour Champions events were canceled, including the previously announced Mastercard Championship in Japan scheduled the week after the AmFam Championship. The Rapiscan Systems Classic (March 27-29) and the Regions Tradition (May 7-10) were postponed, the latter – one of five major championships on the senior circuit – to Sept. 24-27 opposite the scheduled dates of the Ryder Cup being captained by Madison resident and PGA Tour Champions golfer Steve Stricker at Whistling Straits in Haven.

Six events were canceled and two others postponed on the Korn Ferry Tour, the top developmental circuit for the PGA Tour. Mequon's Jordan Niebrugge and Beaver Dam's Dan Woltman have exempt status on that tour in 2020.

Four qualifying tournaments were postponed on the Mackenzie Tour/PGA Tour Canada, which is not scheduled to hold its first official event until May 28. Pewaukee's John Langhoff and former Marquette golfer Oliver Farrell recently earned conditional status on the PGA Tour's secondary developmental tour.

Here is a complete list of the schedule changes for the PGA Tour-sanctioned tours:

PGA Tour-affiliated tours: 2020 schedule changes

Dates Tournament Status
PGA TOUR
March 9-15 The Players Championship Canceled
March 16-22 Valspar Championship Canceled
March 23-29 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Canceled
Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship Postponed
March 30-April 5 Valero Texas Open Canceled
April 6-12 Masters Tournament Postponed
April 13-19 RBC Heritage Canceled
April 20-26 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Canceled
April 27-May 3 Wells Fargo Championship Canceled
May 4-10 AT&T Byron Nelson Canceled
May 11-17 PGA CHampionship Postponed
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
March 23-29 Rapiscan Systems Classic Postponed
April 13-19 Mitsubishi Electric Classic Canceled
April 27-May 3 Insperity Invitational Canceled
May 4-10 Regions Tradition Rescheduled (Sept. 21-27)
June 8-14 Mastercard Japan Championshp Canceled
KORN FERRY TOUR
March 16-22 Chitimacha Louisiana Open Canceled
March 23-29 Lake Charles Championship Canceled
March 30-April 5 Savannah Golf Championship Postponed
April 13-19 Veritex Bank Championship Canceled
April 20-26 Huntsville CHampionship Canceled
April 27-May 3 Simmons Bank Open Canceled
May 4-10 KC Golf Classic Canceled
May 11-17 Visit Knoxville Open Postponed
MACKENZIE TOUR/PGA TOUR CANADA
March 23-27 Qualifying Tournament (California) Postponed
March 30-April 3 Qualifying Tournament (Arizona) Postponed
April 12-17 Qualifying Tournament (Florida) Postponed
April 26-May 1 Qualifying Tournament (Canada) Postponed
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA
March 23-29 Buenos Aires Championship Postponed
March 30-April 5 Termas de Rio Hondo Invitataional Postponed
April 13-19 OSDE del Centro Postponed
April 20-26 Itau Abierto de Chile Postponed
May 4-10 Puerto Plata Open Postponed
PGA TOUR SERIES-CHINA
Feb. 25-28 Qualifying Tournament (China, then moved to Indonesia) Postponed
March 3-6 Qualifying Tournament (Thailand) Postponed
March 23-29 Sanya Championship Postponed
March 30-April 5 Chongqing Championship Postponed
April 13-19 Guangzhou Open Postponed
May 4-10 Clearwater Bay Open Postponed

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