Jason Day and Jordan Spieth are among a classy field at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii this week.
Day has not featured in tour golf since the Tour Championship in September of last year. This week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions will mark the Australian's return.
The competition will be fierce in Hawaii with the likes of Spieth, Bubba Watson, Ricky Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed and Zach Johnson all forming part of the 32-man field. However, Day could hardly have asked for a less demanding course to ease his way back into competitive golf.
The Plantation Course at Kapalua is the only course on the PGA Tour where the field average was more than three strokes under par for the 2014/2015 season.
Patrick Reed won last year's edition of this tournament with a score of 21 under par throughout his four rounds. Day shot 62 in his final round of the event last year to finish tied for third place on 20-under-par.
The English Open has been revived as part of the new schedule.
Close House Golf Club, near Newcastle, will host the British Masters on July 22.
The event was last staged in 2002.
The tournament at Close House, scheduled to start on July 30, is set to be the first European Tour event since the coronavirus crisis halted action.
The world number one believes it would be the ‘right call’ to push the event back to 2021.
The exhibition match, against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, raised 20 million dollars.
The Dutchman finished third and second in the first two weeks of the home-based competition.
NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will also be involved.
The US President was among the viewers watching the TaylorMade Driving Relief.
The US President phoned in as McIlroy played in a Sunday fundraiser for coronavirus victims.