2020 Albertsons Open to be played without spectators

Posted at 9:21 AM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 11:24:43-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Albertsons Boise Open announced Thursday the 2020 event will be played without any spectators in attendance. The event is scheduled for August 13 through 16.

The decision comes as Ada County has moved back to stage three of the state reopening plan, after a recent spike in coronavirus cases.

“It is unfortunate that we will not be able to host our loyal and passionate fans for this year’s event, but the well-being of the Boise and Treasure Valley communities has remained of utmost importance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The PGA TOUR and the Albertsons Boise Open will continue to work directly with local, state and federal government agencies to ensure the health and safety of the players, caddies, volunteers and essential personnel who are allowed onsite during tournament week,” said Executive Director Jeff Sanders. “With deadlines approaching tied into the operational logistics of running a professional golf tournament, it became readily apparent that conducting the 2020 event with fans onsite would not be a possibility in this ever-changing climate.”

2020 marks the 31st anniversary of the Albertsons Boise Open at Hillcrest Country Club. The event has raised over $25 million for Treasure Valley charities.

“Even without spectators, the Albertsons Boise Open will remain a platform to give back to charity again this year and help support the Treasure Valley community as it has for the past 31 years,” said Sanders. “We would like to thank the Albertsons Company for over three decades of amazing support, our long-time golf fans throughout Idaho as well as our many great sponsors, vendor partners, members and volunteers for their continued support throughout this unprecedented time.”

All four rounds of the Boise Open will be broadcast live on the GOLF channel. The air times will be announced at a later date. For more information on the Albertsons Boise Open, click here.