LPGA also reschedules upcoming tournaments to deal with widening coronavirus pandemic
Rescheduled: By the U.S. Golf Association, the U.S. Women’s Open, for Dec. 10-13 at Champions Golf Club in Houston, officials announced early Friday. The event had been scheduled for June 4-7. Because of the widening coronavirus pandemic, the LPGA also announced adjustments to its schedule:
* The Pelican Women’s Championship, originally scheduled for May 14-17, will be played Nov. 12-15 in Belleair, Fla.
* The ShopRite LPGA Classic, originally scheduled for May 29-31, will move to July 31-Aug. 2 in Atlantic City, N.J.
* The Kia Classic, which had been postponed in March, will be played Sept. 24-27 in Carlsbad, Calif.
* The Meijer LPGA Classic, which was set for June 11-14 in Grand Rapids, Mich., is working on a new date.
* The Pure Silk Championship, originally scheduled for May 21-24 in Williamsburg, Va., will not be held until 2021.
Because of the reduction in daylight for the USWO, the Cypress Creek and Jackrabbit courses will be used at Champions Golf Club.
In a statement, LPGA commissioner Mike Whan lauded “a truly collective effort to reschedule tournament dates and work together to provide LPGA players with as many playing opportunities as possible once it is safe for us to resume competing again.”
The LPGA has not competed since the Women’s Australian Open in mid-February.
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