As The Coronavirus Crisis Rages, Here’s How The Golf World Is Feeling Its Impact
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2020-02-14
By ZEPHYR MELTON, Golf.com
The coronavirus outbreak in China has morphed into a world health crisis over the last six weeks, and now the effects of the disease are permeating golf.
The LPGA Tour announced that it is canceling two tournaments in Asia — the Honda LPGA Thailand and HSBC Women’s World Championship — because of the outbreak. The Tour previously postponed the Blue Bay LPGA on Hainan Island in China.
Men’s golf is also feeling the effects of the outbreak. PGA Tour Series-China announced that it was moving its global qualifying tournament from Haikou, China, to Lagoi, Indonesia. The tour has not yet determined if the outbreak will impact the 2020 season, which is set to begin on March 26 in Sanya, China.