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LPGA delays season restart by 1 more week

Women’s tour cancels Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, citing ongoing effects of coronavirus pandemic, which pushes restart to July 23, more than 5 months since LPGA’s most recent tournament

Delayed: By the LPGA, the restart of the women’s tour’s 2020 season by another week with the cancellation of the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, which had been scheduled for July 15-18 in Midland, Mich. The tour made the announcement Friday in a news release, citing the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The LPGA added that Dow Chemical Co., which is headquartered in Midland, agreed to extend its title sponsorship “for many years,” without elaborating. With the move, the LPGA’s revised schedule lists the tour’s next event for July 23-26 as the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio. But according to a report Friday night by Golf Channel’s Randall Mell, the Marathon Classic could be doubtful without some cooperation from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. The LPGA has not competed since Feb. 16, when Inbee Park won the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.

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