MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Health Serves as 2020 PGA Championship Medical Team

By Scott Maier

What: The first major golf championship of the year, the PGA Championship, will be held in San Francisco at TPC Harding Park, and UCSF Sports Medicine will serve as the official medical provider for the event.

When: Monday-Sunday, Aug. 3-9, 2020 (Practice Aug. 3-5, Tournament Aug. 6-9)
6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: TPC Harding Park Golf Course
99 Harding Road, San Francisco 94132

Onsite 2020 Championship access is restricted to PGA of America-credentialled media only. For interview requests with the UCSF medical team, please contact [email protected] or 415-463-0110.

Background: As the official medical provider of the 2020 PGA Championship in San Francisco, UCSF Sports Medicine staff will be on-site to provide general first aid and immediate medical assistance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, spectators will not be allowed on-site at this year’s event. The event will have protocols in place to protect the health of all who will be in attendance, including golfers, caddies, PGA of America officials and support staff, media, and essential volunteers.  

As a matter of protocol and safety regulations, all players and essential personnel will be tested for COVID-19 before the event, and everyone on-site will remain masked throughout Championship week, except the player and caddie during play. UCSF Health will support testing and screening for essential personnel, and UCSF Health physicians and athletic trainers will staff a medical tent on-site to provide first aid and immediate medical assistance for any needed medical consultations.

Interview, Photo and Video Opportunities

Drew Lansdown, MD, UCSF Health orthopaedic surgeon and assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at UCSF, who also has played the TPC Harding Park course

Anthony Luke, MD, UCSF Health primary care sports medicine director and professor of orthopaedic surgery at UCSF

Brian Feeley, MD, UCSF Health sports medicine and shoulder service chief and professor of orthopaedic surgery at UCSF

Derek Hirai, MS, ATC, UCSF athletic trainer

Michael Mayes, MS, ATC, UCSF athletic trainer  

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