The LPGA loses a major while the Evian Championship in France is canceled


The LPGA Tour lost its first major due to the COVID-19 pandemic when it announced Tuesday that the Evian championship in France had been canceled this year.

The LPGA tour cited current travel and border restrictions, as well as government quarantine requirements not to host the tournament from August 6 to 9. He will resume his program next year at Evian-les-Bains.

The LPGA Tour is scheduled to resume in Ohio with the Marathon Classic from July 23 to 26. For now, he has majors planned for August, September, October and December.

“I was incredibly impressed with the entire Evian Championship team. They worked so hard to host this global event despite the obvious challenges, ”said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan.

“They know that highly evolving and career-changing events like the Evian are more important than ever, especially in an LPGA year that has been significantly reduced due to COVID-19. I know it was a difficult decision for everyone involved, but it was a decision we had to make given the restrictions we faced. ”

The Evian dates from 1994, when it started as a Ladies European Tour event, and became part of the LPGA calendar in 2000 when he was the Evian Masters. With one of the highest handbags in women’s golf, the LPGA named it fifth major in 2013. It was moved from September to July in 2019 for better weather conditions.

In the revised pandemic calendar, it was to be the first of three European events, preceding the Ladies Scottish Open and the Women’s British Open. These two events remain on the program.

The ANA Inspiration in California, originally scheduled for the first week of April, was moved from September 10 to 13. The PGA Women’s Championship outside of Philadelphia is scheduled for October 8-11. The US Women’s Open will be held December 10-13 in Houston, and the season will end the following week at the CME Group Tour championship in Florida.

The PGA Tour will have only one major in its season, the British Open having been canceled, the US Open moving from June to September and the Masters from April to November.


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