R&A hoping to conduct The Open and women’s British Open in July-August

R&A hoping to conduct The Open and women’s British Open in July-August

(Reuters) – Golf’s governing body the R&A said on Thursday that they are hoping The Open and the women’s British Open, to be held in July and August respectively, will go ahead as planned after the coronavirus outbreak brought world sport to a standstill.

The 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s Golf Course is due to be played from July 16-19 while the women’s British Open at Royal Troon is scheduled for Aug. 20-23.

The year’s first two majors — the Masters (April 9-12) and the PGA Championship (May 14-17) — have already been postponed due to the outbreak along with several European Tour events.

“We have some time before we start building the infrastructure at both venues and so we are keeping the scheduled dates in place for The Open and Women’s British Open at this point,” R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said in a statement.

“We recognize that this is a rapidly changing situation and we will keep everyone informed of any changes to our plans.

“These are difficult times but we are bearing in mind our responsibility for what’s right for golf and most importantly for society.”

However, the R&A canceled two international amateur events — the Student Tour Series Final at St Andrews and Carnoustie and girls’ Under-16 Amateur Championship at Fulford — which were set to be played next month.

Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 218,900 people and more than 8,900 have died. The United Kingdom has more than 2,600 confirmed cases with 104 deaths.

Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.

Latest Category Posts




You May Also Read