R&A delays decision on Open Championship

LONDON: the destination of the 2020 Open Golf the championship remains in balance after the organizers, the R&awasheldbackmakingadecisivecallonthursday.


Coronavirus has caused havoc with the sporting calendar, including the postponement of the first two Golf majors of the year, the Masters and the US PGA Championship.

We continue to work on our options for The Open this year, including the postponement, said R&aceomartinsleepshesaidinastatement.

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Due to a variety of external factors, that process is taking time to resolve.

We are aware of the importance of being able to give clear guidance to fans, players and everyone involved and we are working to resolve this as soon as we can.

We will provide a new update as soon as we are in a position to do so and thank you all for your support and understanding in this difficult situation.

According to government guidelines, UK residents are confined to their homes, but to buy food and medicine, essential work and a daily form of exercise.

Royal St George's is less than 100 miles from London, the epicenter of the UK virus outbreak.

Wimbledon became the last high-profile sporting event in Britain to be canceled due to the virus on Wednesday for the first time since World War II.

The Open has also been played every year since it was resumed after the war in 1946.

The only other Golf major of the year the US Open, which is due to take place at Winged Foot from June 18-21, is also at serious risk of being postponed.