LPGA postpones three more golf tournaments

Women's professional golf continues to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic with the LPGA postponing three more tournaments.

21-Mar-2020 By Phil Casey, Australian Associated Press
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The LPGA has postponed three more golf tournaments due to the coronavirus pandemic and rescheduled what was intended to be the year's first major championship.

The ANA Inspiration, which had been scheduled for April 2-5 at Mission Hills Country Club in California, will take place at the same venue from September 10-13.

The Cambia Portland Classic in Oregon, which had been due to take place on those dates, has moved to the following week.

The three postponed events are the LOTTE Championship in Hawaii (April 15-18), the HUGEL-AIR PREMIA LA Open in Los Angeles (April 23-26) and the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship in California (April 30-May 3).

In a letter to players, LPGA commissioner Mike Whan wrote: "We held out on these events as long as we could, hoping conditions would improve.

"Unfortunately, the current combination of the World Health Organisation categorizing COVID-19 as a pandemic, local markets implementing very aggressive event/gathering limitations, and unprecedented, broad-scale travel restrictions that impact so many of our players and caddies, made hosting an LPGA official event under these conditions simply not possible or prudent.

The next scheduled LPGA event is the Pelican Women's Championship in Florida from May 14-17.

World rankings in the men's and women's games will be frozen from the week ending Sunday, March 15 and "an announcement about the resumption of each respective ranking will be made in due course".

The next scheduled LPGA event is the Pelican Women's Championship in Florida from May 14-17.


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