Extension of COVID-19 restrictions in France prompts tour to pull May 6-9 tournament, with intentions to reschedule in 2021
Postponed: By the European Tour, the French Open, which had been scheduled for May 6-9 at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, near Paris, because of COVID-19 travel concerns. The tour will seek to reschedule the French later in the year and replace the May 6-9 time slot with another tournament, according to a tour news release. The decision follows an extension of COVID-19 restrictions in France announced last week by President Emmanuel Macron. Keith Pelley, the tour’s CEO, called it “the responsible decision.” Pascal Grizot, the president of the French Golf Federation, said “it is neither reasonable nor responsible to stage the event in May.” The 2020 French Open was canceled amid the widening pandemic.
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