Coronavirus in Sport – the impact on Golf

This is a continuously updated account of how golf has been impacted by the developing coronavirus pandemic. For information on how the virus has affected other sports, click here.

24th March - All Golf Courses in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have been ordered to close.

20th March - Both the Official World Golf Ranking and the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking have been put on pause until further notice with professional golf currently inactive.

20th March - The LPGA have postponed three more tournaments that were due to be played in April and also announced that the ANA Inspiration - what was to be the first major the season - is now to be played September 10-13.

16th March - The Sunshine Tour has suspended all activities and will review its position on April 20th or “as the situation demands”.

16th March - The Japan Championship due to take place between June 8th-14th has been cancelled by the PGA Tour Champions.

13th March - Set to begin on April 9th, Augusta National announce that The Masters has been postponed.

13th March - The PGA Tour have suspended all play on the PGA Tour until April 2nd, with the Players Championship cancelled after one round of play.

12th March - The PGA Tour have banned spectators from attending PGA tournament events until April 5th.

12th March - The LGPA have postponed the next three tournaments to take place on their calendar, including the ANA Inspiration, the first LGPA major tournament of the year.

11th March - European Tour have announced the postponement of the Hero Indian Open originally scheduled to take place from March 19th-22nd and the cancellation of the Czech Masters, scheduled to be held from August 20th-3rd.

6th March - The European Tour's Kenya Open is postponed

5th March - The Asia Tour have postponed the Royal’s Cup indefinitely.

5th March - The MENA Tour have announced that the rest of their season’s tournaments will be postponed until September - December.

14th February - The European Tour have announced the postponement of both the Maybank Championship and the Volvo China Open.

12th February - The PGA Tour Series - China have delayed the start of its 2020 season by two months, cutting the amount of regular season tournaments by four. They have also postponed two qualifying tournaments.

9th February - The Honda LPGA Thailand event and the HSBC Women’s World Championship are both postponed.

8th February - The Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific golf championship, due to take place between February 12th-15th, has been postponed and rescheduled for October.

31st January - The LGPA Blue Bay Golf event based in China that was due to be held in March is cancelled by the elite women’s LGPA tour.

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