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UPDATED: 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)
Valero Texas Open (April 2-5)
RBC Heritage (Apr 16-19)
Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Apr 23-26)
Wells Fargo Championship (Apr 30-May 3)
AT&T Byron Nelson (May 7-10)

Postponed
Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship (March 26-29)
Masters (April 9-12)
US PGA Championship (May 14-17)

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)
Estrella Damm N.A Andalucia Masters hosted by Sergio Garcia Foundation (Apr 30-May 3)

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)
Mitsubishi Electric Classic (April 17-19)
Insperity Invitational (May 1-3)
Regions Tradition (May 7-10)
Mastercard Japan Championship (June 12-14)

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)
Veritex Bank Championship (April 16-19) KC Golf Classic (May 7-10)

Postponed
Savannah Golf Championship (April 2-5)
Huntsville Championship (April 23-26)
Simmons Bank Open for the Snedeker Foundation (April 30-May 3)
Visit Knoxville Open (May 14-17)

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

COLLEGES/AMATEURS
Cancelled
Azalea Invitational (March 26-29)
U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball (April 25-29)
U.S. Amateur Four-Ball (May 23-27)
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 USGA announced on March 17 that while monitoring the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, “We will continue to hold the dates for the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open at Champions Golf Club and the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club.” However, all local qualifiers for both championships have been cancelled. “In conjunction with our Allied Golf Association (AGA) partners and International Federations, (we) will look to redesign qualifying going forward as events unfold,” the USGA said in a statement.

 

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