Coronavirus pandemic claims association’s premier national team events and alters qualifying for men’s and women’s U.S. Opens
Canceled: By the U.S. Golf Association, its first two national amateur championships of the season. Citing the widening coronavirus pandemic, the USGA said Tuesday that it will not play the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, which had been scheduled for April 25-29 at Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Fla., and the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, which was set for May 23-27 at Philadelphia Cricket Club. The USGA also said that qualifying for the 2020 U.S. Open and qualifying for the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open will not be held in their current forms. Rather, the USGA will seek to redesign qualifying in time for the Women’s Open on June 4-7 at Champions Golf Club in Houston and the men’s Open on June 18-21 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. The USGA said it is too early to speculate on the status of its men’s and women’s Opens amid the coronavirus and that it will continue to seek guidance from federal, state and local health officials.
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