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The LPGA Tour events rescheduled

LPGA Tour reschedules a slew of events
Sung Hyun Park, of South Korea, plays her shot from the fourth tee during the final round of the Kia Classic LPGA golf tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Carlsbad, Calif. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez) ORG XMIT: CAOR101

The LPGA Tour in collaboration with its partners, announces updates in view to the remainder of its 2020 schedule to prepare for a safe return to the competition, this is as a result of the persistent impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Recently LPGA informed its athletes that it is currently planning to restart the 2020 LPGA Tour season in mid-July. This comes shortly after the PGA TOUR rescheduled a series of their events as well.

The LPGA commissioner, Mike Whan said that there will be no ‘opening bell’ to ensure a safe play in this new normal of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because they are aware of the travel bans and testing available on the ground and assured that they have designed a schedule that is as safe as possible.

He said ”While July seems like a long way away, we are certainly aware that restarting our season in Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey will require a continued improvement in the situation in each of those states”

The LPGA Tour also announced that there was an increase in the purses of the 2020 tournament, with a total sum of more than $56 million, while athletes are competing for an average of $2.7 million per event.

Here is a summary of the rescheduled LPGA tour events

  • Marathon Classic will now be held July 23-26
  • Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G will be held on Aug 28-30
  • UL International Crown, originally slated for the week of Aug. 24, will no longer depute in 2020.
  • LPGA Classic for simply give will be held Oct. 1-4
  • KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will be held on Oct. 8-11
  • Pelican Women’s Championship will be held on Nov. 19-22
  • Volunteers of America Classic will be held Dec. 3-6 
  • CME Group Tour Championship will be held on Dec. 17-20 and that will be the end of the season.

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