The rumors began swirling last week when the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic in the Quad Cities, was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. The tournament was scheduled for July 9-12, which is the week preceding the rescheduled Memorial Tournament. The rumblings were that the tour would fill the open date by playing another event at Muirfield Village and play in Dublin for two consecutive weeks. As it turns out, they weren't just rumors.
Associated Press golf writer Doug Ferguson was the first to report on Tuesday, that the tour will indeed play back-to-back events at Muirfield Village. The unnamed event that is replacing the John Deere, is being sponsored by Workday. It will have a field of 156 players. When it wraps up on Sunday July 12, the following day will kick off Memorial Tournament week. The Memorial, with a 120 player field, tees off July 16 with the final round on the 19th. Due to the on going COVID-19 pandemic, the first event will not be open to fans. Organizers are hopeful to welcome fans to the Memorial but that remains uncertain.