Joost Luiten will participate in the US PGA Championship next month. The South Hollander will return on Saturday to his decision to drop the major, after the corona measures in the United States have eased for golfers.
34-year-old Luiten decided to withdraw for the PGA Championship last Monday, because he thought the risks were too great to go to California. The number of corona infections is still increasing strongly there. Golfers now no longer have to quarantine for two weeks when they travel to the United States.
“When I received the message that the two-week mandatory quarantine for athletes who want to enter the US has been removed, the choice was not difficult because you always want to play a major as a top golfer,” Luiten writes on his website.
The PGA Championship takes place August 6-9 in San Francisco. In the run-up to the tournament, Luiten will be playing at the Hero Open in Birmingham, which is scheduled from July 30 to August 2.
Because of his participation in the PGA Championship, the number 96 in the world ranking list therefore misses the English Championship. He does participate in the Celtic Classic in Wales in mid-August.
Since the resumption of the golf season, Luiten played two tournaments. Earlier this month, he finished eighteenth at the Austrian Open and last weekend finished sixth at the Euram Bank Open, also in Austria. Because of these achievements, he returned to the top hundred of the world rankings.