Professional Golf Tours Suspended Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

By Ryan Watson

 

The PGA Tour, European PGA Tour, and LPGA Tour have all suspended operations as the sporting world reacts to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic. Each of the 3 major professional tours have decided to cancel tournaments in the immediate future and are awaiting further information before deciding how the rest of the season will proceed. 

 

PGA Tour

The PGA Tour, acting on the advice of medical professionals and governments throughout the world, decided to cancel the Players Championship after the first round had already played. This was an unprecedented move. Then it moved forward to cancel the Valspar Championship, Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, and Valero Texas Open. In addition, the Masters has also been officially postponed while the multi-tour WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play has also been canceled. 

 

European Tour

 The European Tour has officially postponed all events between March 12 -April 26. The tournaments canceled include the Magical Kenya presented by Absa, Hero Indian Open, Maybank Championship, and Volvo China Open. The European Tour has acknowledged that it is currently impossible to predict when these or other tournaments will go on, but has vowed to follow the advice of all medical professionals. 

 

LPGA Tour

The LPGA Tour was the first large professional tour to be hit by the outbreak of Covid-19, when it canceled the Honda LPGA Thailand on February 20. In fact, no LPGA golf has been played since the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open held February 13-16. Currently no tournaments are scheduled to take place until the April 15 Lotte Championship to be held in Kapolei, Hawaii, for a stretch of 7 weeks without golf. Like the men’s game, the LPGA Tour has also been forced to postpone their first major championship; the ANA Inspiration. 


 

 

About The Author

Ryan Watson is a freelance sportswriter and history professor. He has been an avid fan of golf since his father signed him up for golf camp as a young child. Ryan enjoys following the professional game and learning about new equipment and gadgets.

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