The Tata Steel Tour Championship will be held at the Golmuri and Beldih golf courses in Jamshedpur from December 17 to 20 following strict Covid-19 protocols.
The four-day championship, which carries a prize money of Rs 1.5 crore, will be preceded by a pro-am (professional-amateur) event.
The event is making a comeback to the Beldih facility after a 6-year hiatus. It was being staged at the Golmuri course since 2014.
The Golmuri greens have always won accolades for top golfers who have come to the steel city for the tournament. The pro-am gives an opportunity to local golfers to play alongside professionals.
Shedding light on the Covid protocols, Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) CEO Uttam Singh Mundy said players must get their Covid test done 72 hours prior to their arriving at the tournament venue for the practice round.
Only those with a negative test report will be allowed. Players not carrying their test reports will not be allowed to enter the tournament venue.
The installation of the Arogya Setu app is recommended to update their health status.
Social distancing of at least six feet must be practiced at all times at the tournament venue, and masks mandatory in all areas except while playing on the course and during dining.
Gatherings are strictly prohibited and players will be asked to leave the venue as soon as their round has been completed.
No practice will be allowed after the round.
If a player is showing any signs of illness he will be asked to stay home and follow health protocols as recommended by health authorities.
No player other than those as mentioned in the tournament entry list or draw (practice rounds 1 and 2), and those making the cut (rounds 3 and 4) will be allowed entry at the tournament venue.
Players can opt to carry their own bag.
Starters must wear a mask, a face shield and gloves.
Only a scorecard and hole location or local rules sheet will be distributed on the tee. They will be stapled together and given to the marker. There will be no exchange of paper between the participants.