A report in the United States said the Open was on the verge of being canceled due to the coronavirus crisis. Last week, it was clear that the major would at least follow the example of the Masters and the American PGA Championship by delaying. Scheduling issues, television commitments, insurance and the fact that St Andrews is hosting the 150th Open game next summer are all relevant factors.
In a statement released Thursday, Slumbers made no reference to the cancellation. “We are continuing to work on our options for the Open this year, including the postponement,” he said. “Due to a variety of external factors, this process takes time to resolve.
“We are well aware of the importance of being able to give clear advice to fans, players and everyone involved and we are working to resolve this as soon as possible. We will update again as soon as we are able to do so and thank everyone for their support and understanding in this difficult situation. “
The United States Golf Association has not yet postponed or canceled the New York US Open in June.