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LPGA borrows page from PGA Tour’s playbook

When the women’s tour returns to action this month in Ohio, the 2 Toledo-area tournaments will be played without spectators, the LPGA confirms

Confirmed: By the LPGA, that it will play the first two tournaments of its season restart without spectators, the tour said Thursday in a news release. The women’s tour, which has been idled since mid-February because of the coronavirus pandemic, took a cue from the PGA Tour, which has been playing for six weeks without fans in an effort to stop the virus' spread. The LPGA resumes play July 31 with the Drive On Championship at Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, the first of two consecutive events in northwest Ohio. Initially, the Marathon LPGA Classic on Aug. 6-9 at Highland Meadows in Sylvania was scheduled to welcome a limited number of spectators, to accommodate social-distancing concerns. But as the number of new coronavirus infections rose recently in Ohio, the LPGA responded by excluding spectators for at least the first two tournaments on its revised schedule.

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