Golf’s Taiwan Masters was cancelled on Wednesday due to the coronavirus pandemic, casting doubt over the deliberate September resumption of the Asian Tour season.
The long-standing, $950 000 match was scheduled to tee off on the Taiwan Golf and Nation Membership from 17-20 September, the an similar week on account of the rescheduled US Open at Winged Foot.
It was the second of three Asian Tour occasions launched final month to get the Covid-ravaged season as soon as extra on observe after a six-month suspension.
Nonetheless the match was scrapped ensuing from properly being and security factors and journey restrictions on avid avid gamers dwelling outside Taiwan, the tour launched in an announcement.
The Taiwan Masters is one among Asia’s oldest frequently carried out professional golf occasions, having first been held in 1987, and has been an Asian Tour fixture on account of it was first sanctioned in 2004.
The Asian Tour, which has been suspended since American Trevor Simsby gained the Malaysia Open on 7 March, nonetheless hopes to return on the $1.181 million Shinhan Donghae Open from 10-13 September in South Korea adopted by the $1.four million Panasonic Open in Japan from 24 September.
The final word of golf’s three foremost males’s circuits to announce a return to motion, the Asian Tour is confronted with a elaborate worldwide schedule that entails avid avid gamers from bigger than 25 worldwide areas crossing borders for every match.
The PGA Tour has already made a worthwhile return, with out spectators, and continues this week when Tiger Woods ends his non-public coronavirus sabbatical by starring on the Memorial Event in Ohio from Thursday.
The European Tour resumed in Austria final weekend with a low-key occasion shared with the second-tier Disadvantage Tour and may get utterly as soon as extra contained in the swing with six occasions in Britain from subsequent week, starting with the British Masters in Newcastle.
Australia’s Wade Ormsby, who gained the Hong Kong Open in January, leads the fledgling 2020 Asian Tour Order of Revenue nonetheless solely 4 tournaments have been accomplished.