WGC HSBC Champions becomes 3rd and final domino to topple on what would have been Tour’s annual fall visit to Asia
Canceled: By the PGA Tour, the last remaining tournament on what had been a three-stop Asia Swing, the Tour announced late Tuesday in a news release. One day after the Zozo Championship became the second stop in Asia to fall victim to the global coronavirus pandemic and instead will move to California, the Tour said that the WGC HSBC Champions will not be played. It had been scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai. Once again, the Tour did not mention the pandemic but cited only “Chinese government guidelines” and “logistical implications.” One week earlier, the PGA Tour announced that the CJ Cup would move from South Korea to Shadow Creek in Las Vegas and remain in its Oct. 15-18 time slot. The PGA Tour still has an event scheduled for the HSBC Champions’ former Oct. 29-Nov. 1 dates, the Bermuda Championship. It will be played two weeks before the Masters as part of the Tour’s revised schedule.
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