Gaby Lopez of Mexico plays a shot on the 18th hole during the final round of the 2018 Blue Bay LPGA en route to victory. That was the last time the tournament has been played. Zhe Ji

LPGA officials have announced that the Blue Bay LPGA has been cancelled again due to “ongoing COVID-19 related matters” in China. The tournament was originally scheduled to be played March 9-12 on Hainan Island and feature a $2.1 million purse. The last time it was played was in the autumn of 2018, where Gaby Lopez won. The last time the LPGA hosted any tournament in China was October 2019.

The LPGA started its 2023 season two weeks ago in Florida with the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, won by Brooke Henderson. The next event, however, isn’t until the end of February when the tour was scheduled to begin a three-event swing in Asia. The Blue Bay LPGA was slotted as the final event of the swing, after stops in Thailand and Singapore. The first two stops are still moving forward as planned.

“We thank Hainan Greentown Blue Bay, the China Golf Association, CLPGA and IMG for all their efforts and very much look forward to returning to Hainan in 2024,” the tour said in a press release.

The 2023 LPGA schedule includes also includes another event in China, the Buick LPGA Shanghai, slated for October 13-15.