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Evian Championship won’t be played, LPGA says

France’s travel and border restrictions relating to coronavirus prompt $4.1 million major championship to be scrapped, trimming women’s tour’s number of remaining dates to 18

Announced: By the LPGA, that the Evian Championship has been canceled because of ongoing travel and border restrictions in France and government quarantine requirements related to the coronavirus pandemic. The $4.1 million tournament, which was scheduled for Aug. 6-9 at Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, would have been the second event on the LPGA’s revised schedule and one of the women’s tour’s five major championships. The Women’s British Open (Aug. 20-23), ANA Inspiration (Sept. 10-13), Women’s PGA (Oct. 8-11) and U.S. Women’s Open (Dec. 10-13) compose the tour’s major events. “This was a tough decision for everyone involved,” LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said in a statement issued by the tour, “but it’s one that we had to take, given the restrictions we faced.” The LPGA, which has played only five tournaments this year before the pandemic suspended the season, has 18 events scheduled for the rest of 2020, beginning with the Marathon Classic on July 20-23 in Sylvania, Ohio.

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