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.
By rescheduling ALL of our original June @LPGA events, we were able to move back (from mid-June) to a mid-July restart without further impacting the number of LPGA official events/starts. https://t.co/HJoQqeuNrs— Michael Whan (@LPGACommish) April 29, 2020
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.