LPGA cancels CP Girls’s Open in Canada due to COVID-19 issues
The CP Girls’s Open received’t be performed this 12 months due to the specter of COVID-19, making it the 13th LPGA occasion to be canceled amid the pandemic.
The LPGA, Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific collectively introduced the choice Tuesday with assurances the occasion will return in 2021.
The CP Girls’s Open was scheduled to be performed Sept. 3-6 at Shaughnessy Golf and Nation Membership in Vancouver.
“Golf Canada and CP have continued to observe tips set by federal, provincial and municipal authorities meant to forestall the group unfold of the virus,” the LPGA acknowledged in its information launch. “Bodily elements together with restrictions on worldwide journey and necessary quarantine together with limitations on group gatherings within the province of British Columbia in the end compelled the occasion’s postponement at Shaughnessy till 2021.”
Rolex world No. 1 Jin Younger Ko is the defending champion.
“The CP Girls’s Open is a signature occasion for Golf in Canada and on the LPGA tour and we share within the disappointment of our followers, gamers, volunteers and companions,” stated Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum. “The well being of everybody who comes collectively for the occasion is our high precedence and along with our companions at CP and the LPGA tour, we are able to now look forward to internet hosting an distinctive CP Girls’s Open subsequent 12 months within the world-class metropolis of Vancouver.”
BY Randall Mell
— June 16, 2020 at 11:10 AM
The LPGA created the Drive On Championship, which can kick-start the tour’s return on July 31, as a part of back-to-back Ohio occasions.
The LPGA is scheduled to make its restart amid the pandemic in a brand new 54-hole occasion, the LPGA Drive On Championship, July 31-Aug. 2 at Inverness Membership in Toledo, Ohio. The tour will stay within the Toledo space the next week for the Marathon Basic.
“The CP Girls’s Open is actually a world-class occasion and a favourite cease for all of us on the LPGA tour,” LPGA commissioner Mike Whan stated. “I perceive this was a troublesome resolution for everybody concerned, however given the restrictions confronted, there was merely nothing else that might be accomplished that might have enabled us to run the occasion in 2020. It’s disappointing to overlook Canada’s nationwide championship and I do know I communicate for all LPGA tour gamers and workers after I say we stay up for being again in Vancouver subsequent 12 months.”
The third annual CP Girls’s Management Summit, scheduled for Sept. 1 as a part of the event week, might be changed in 2020 by a digital expertise centered on viewers empowerment. Full particulars, together with a schedule and visitor audio system, might be launched within the coming weeks. The summit, which is a celebration of enterprise leaders, influencers and group champions, is deliberate to proceed to be a part of the CP Girls’s Open in 2021 and past.