For 2nd consecutive year, COVID-19 pandemic leads to scrubbing of Canada’s national open, which dates to 1904
Canceled: The RBC Canadian Open, because of “logistical challenges related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” the PGA Tour announced Tuesday in a news release. The tournament had been set for June 10-13 at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Etobicoke, Ontario. As of Feb. 21, most foreign nationals have been restricted from entering Canada, to reduce the virus’ spread. This is the second consecutive year that the Canadian Open, which dates to 1904, has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The PGA Tour intends to slot a one-year event into that week at an undetermined site in the U.S. The Mackenzie Tour, a developmental tour that plays primarily in Canada, released a statement in which officials said they intend to “figure out how to operate tournaments this year in a safe and responsible manner.” Last year, the tour reduced its schedule and played only four events, for purses of $50,000 instead of the usual $200,000 or more.
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