Women’s PGA Championship postponed as LPGA plans July restart

The Ladies’s PGA Championship has been rescheduled for October on account of the US-based LPGA Tour launched on Wednesday it plans to restart its 2020 season in mid-July.

The necessary factor, thought-about one amongst 5 all through the women’s sport, was as a consequence of happen at Aronimink Golf Membership in Pennsylvania in late June however has now been moved to Eight-11 October.

Completely completely different tournaments set to happen in Michigan, Arkansas and Ohio in June and early July have furthermore been postponed.

“One difficulty that has flip into clear is that there’ll seemingly be no ‘opening bell’ referring to a return to protected play on this new widespread of the Covid-19 pandemic,” talked about LPGA commissioner Mike Whan.

“To be sincere, being ‘first’ has in no way been the purpose with reference to returning to play on this new widespread. Now we have constructed a schedule that we predict is as protected as potential.”

The LPGA Tour is now as a consequence of resume on 15 July on the Dow Good Lakes Bay Invitational event in Michigan adopted by occasions in Ohio and New Jersey.

The LPGA furthermore launched will improve in prize cash at loads of the 2020 occasions.

The ANA Inspiration and the US Open, initially scheduled to be the primary majors of the yr, had been beforehand rescheduled for September and December.

The Evian Championship is scheduled to be held in France in early August however the precept seems unlikely to go forward as deliberate on account of the French authorities has banned all sporting occasions till September.

Solely 4 LPGA occasions have been contested this yr, two in Florida in January and two in Australia in February.

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