European Masters, which had been set for late August in Switzerland, joins other tournament casualties related to coronavirus after Swiss authorities ban gatherings of 1,000-plus
Canceled: By the European Tour, the European Masters, officials announced Friday, citing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which had been set for Aug. 27-30 at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Crans Montana, Switzerland, was scrapped after the Swiss government banned gatherings of 1,000 or more people through August. The tournament is the 16th of the year to be postponed or canceled, including the British Open, because of coronavirus. The European Tour has not competed since March 8, when Spain’s Jorge Campillo defeated Scotland’s David Drysdale in a playoff to win the Qatar Masters. The next event on the tour’s revised schedule is the British Masters, which is set for July 30-Aug. 2, though that tournament is widely expected to be postponed. After the British Masters, the Porsche European Open on Sept. 3-6 in Hamburg, Germany, would be the next event. The PGA Tour is scheduled to resume play on June 8 at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas. The LPGA recently delayed its restart until mid-July.
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