07 Apr 2020 | Professional golf |
LPGA rejig moves US Women's Open
by Mark Hayes
The LPGA Tour has made some more Covid-19 enforced switches to its calendar, including the premier event in the women’s tour.
In conjunction with the USGA, the LPGA said the US Women’s Open would be moved from its June timeslot to 10-13 December.
The event will still be played at the Champions Golf Club in Texas, but now be spread out over two courses – Cypress Creek and Jackrabbit – to counter the diminishing sunlight at that time of year.
The USWO was part of a stretch of five upcoming events on the LPGA Tour calendar that have been postponed, with four of them rescheduled.
The Pelican Women’s Championship originally scheduled for 14-17 May, will now take place from 12-15 November.
The ShopRite LPGA Classic, originally scheduled for 29-31 May, will move to 31 July to 2 August.
The Meijer LPGA Classic, originally scheduled for 11-14 June, is working on a date to reschedule.
The Pure Silk Championship, originally scheduled for 21-24 May, will not take place in 2020 but will return in its date on the 2021 LPGA Tour schedule.
The LPGA also announced one additional event had been rescheduled with the Kia Classic, previously postponed in March, now slated for 24-27 September.
“We are so thankful to all our partners for their flexibility and willingness to work with us during this very difficult time,” LPGA Tour commissioner Mike Whan said.
“This has been a truly collective effort to reschedule tournament dates and work together to provide LPGA players with as many playing opportunities as possible once it is safe for us to resume competing again.
“As we watch the world come together in this battle against this virus, we are so thankful for all of the support from our valued partners and we continue to wish for the health and safety of all the extended members of our global LPGA family.”
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