Fri, 29 May 2020

U.S. Women's Open in December as LPGA adjusts schedule

Field Level Media
04 Apr 2020, 01:25 GMT+10

The 2020 U.S. Women's Open in Houston has been postponed to December, one of the changes to the schedule impacting the next five tour events.

Set for June 4-7 at Champions Golf Club, the U.S. Open will move to Dec. 10-13 in a response to the growing coronavirus pandemic.

"The USGA remains committed to hosting the U.S. Women's Open in 2020," USGA CEO Mike Davis said in a statement. "We are grateful to the LPGA and our broadcast partner FOX for their terrific collaboration in finding a new date for the championship. Our priority remains ensuring the safety of all involved with the U.S. Women's Open, while still providing the world's best players the opportunity to compete this year."

Also impacted were events scheduled in May: the Pelican Championship (now Nov. 12-15), Pure Silk Championship (moved to 2021) and ShopRite Classic, which slides to July 31-Aug. 2.

The U.S. Open was to follow the ShopRite Classic and be played before the June 11-14 Meijer Classic, which is in the process of being rescheduled.

The KMPG PGA Championship is scheduled for the final weekend in June near Philadelphia and has not yet been rescheduled.

"We are so thankful to all our partners for their flexibility and willingness to work with us during this very difficult time," LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said in a statement. "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."

--Field Level Media

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