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Here are all the golf tournaments that have been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus

Harry How

By Ryan Herrington
Concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus have caused the cancellation or postponement of sporting events throughout the world. Domestic sports leagues such as the NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS and ATP Tour, along with the NCAA, have all shut down competition for the foreseeable future in an effort to help slow down the spread of the virus and protect the health of the athletes, officials, spectators and volunteers.

The same is occurring in the world of golf. Below is a listing of all the major professional and amateur events that have been either cancelled or postponed over the coronavirus. We’ll update this list as more events are impacted.

PGA TOUR
Cancelled
Players Championship (March 12-15)
Valspar Championship (March 19-22)
WGC-Dell Match Play (March 25-29)
Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship (March 26-29)
Valero Texas Open (April 2-5)

Postponed
Masters (April 9-12)

RELATED: Why the PGA Tour changed its thinking and cancelled its tournaments

EUROPEAN TOUR
Cancelled
D+D Real Czech Masters (Aug. 12-15)

Postponed
Magical Kenya Open (March 12-15)
Hero Indian Open (March 19-22)
Maybank Championship (April 16-19)
Volvo China Open (April 23-26)

RELATED: Hero Indian Open becomes fourth European Tour event postponed due to ongoing Coronavirus threat

LPGA TOUR
Cancelled
Honda LPGA Thailand (Feb. 20-23)
HSBC Women’s World Championship (Feb. 27 – March 1)
Blue Bay LPGA (March 5–8)

Postponed
Volvik Founders Cup (March 19-22)
Kia Classic (March 26-29)
ANA Inspiration (April 2-5)

RELATED: LPGA now has six events impacted by coronavirus, including the year’s first major

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR
Postponed
Aramco Saudi Ladies International Presented by Public Investment Fund (March 19-22)

RELATED: Landmark Saudi Ladies International postponed

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Cancelled
Rapiscan Systems Classic (March 27-29)

RELATED: The PGA Tour made the right decision even if it took awhile to get there

KORN FERRY TOUR
Cancelled
Chitimacha Louisiana Open (March 19-22)
Lake Charles Championship (March 26-29)
Savannah Golf Championship (April 2-5)

SYMETRA TOUR
Postponed
IOA Championship Presented by Morongo Casino Resort & Spa (March 27-29)
Windsor Golf Classic (April 2-4)

COLLEGES/AMATEURS
Cancelled
NCAA Women’s Championship (May 22-27)
NCAA Men’s Championship (May 29-June 3)

Postponed
Augusta National Women’s Amateur (April 1-4)
Drive Chip and Putt National Finals (April 5)
Women’s Asia-Pacific Amateur (Feb. 12-15/now Oct. 7-10)

RELATED: Augusta National postpones the Masters, Augusta National Women’s Amateur, Drive Chip and Putt

The PGA of America says that the PGA Championship, set for TPC Harding Park, May 14-17, remains on schedule as of March 12, but association officials say they are monitoring the situation in the city, where local authorities have banned public events holding more than 1,000 people through most of March.

The USGA announced on March 15 that while monitoring the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, it was not altering his championship schedule of 17 professional and amateur events beginning in late April with the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball. That means the U.S. Open at Winged Foot, the U.S. Women’s Open at Champions Golf Club, the U.S. Senior Open at Newport C.C., U.S. Amateur at Bandon Dunes and the Curtis Cup at Conwy Golf Club in Wales.

 

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