European Tour postpones occasions due to coronavirus considerations
Because the coronavirus spreads in China and close by international locations, the skilled golf world continues to take precautions.
The European Tour grew to become the most recent group to cancel or postpone tournaments in Asia, saying Friday that it’s going to postpone two occasions in April, the Maybank Championship and Volvo China Open.
“The well-being of our gamers, spectators and employees is at all times our absolute precedence,” stated Keith Pelley, chief govt of the European Tour. “Whereas it’s due to this fact regrettable that the Maybank Championship and Volvo China Open have been postponed, we really feel that is the right plan of action presently. We’re presently investigating different dates for each occasions.”
The Maybank was scheduled for April 16-19 at Saujana Golf and Nation Membership in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, whereas the China Open was slated for the next week, April 23-26 at Genzon Golf Membership in Shenzhen. The tour is trying reschedule each occasion for later within the season, however the discussions are each ongoing.
The Chinese language authorities introduced 5,090 new circumstances of the virus and 121 new deaths on Thursday, elevating the variety of documented circumstances worldwide to greater than 64,000, with 1,393 whole deaths, all however three of which have are available in mainland China.
BY Randall Mell
— February 14, 2020 at 1:04 PM
China’s Yu Liu and Shanshan Feng have been saddened by the deathly unfold of the coronavirus of their homeland and have made efforts to assist from afar.
The LPGA has already canceled three straight occasions in Asia, a stretch that was supposed to start subsequent week. The PGA Tour China and R&A have additionally canceled or postponed upcoming occasions in China.