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The U.S. Girls’s Open in Houston is shifting from the tip of spring to the center of December.
The USGA mentioned Friday the speedy tendencies of COVID-19 has led the Girls’s Open at Champions Golfing Membership to be postponed. As a substitute of being held June Four-7, the brand new date is Dec. 10-13.
That will be the newest a big championship is performed, and the primary time an authentic LPGA Excursion tournament used to be held completely in December since Maria Hjorth received the LPGA Excursion Championship in 2010.
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Mike Davis, the CEO of the USGA, mentioned the transfer could not have took place with out collaboration with the LPGA Excursion and Fox Sports activities, its broadcast spouse which has NFL video games right through December.
“Our precedence stays making sure the protection of all concerned with the U.S. Girls’s Open, whilst nonetheless offering the arena’s easiest gamers the chance to compete this yr,” Davis mentioned.
However it’ll require some changes.
The U.S. Girls’s Open used to be to play all 72 holes at the Cypress Creek path at Champions, the path that hosted the 1969 U.S. Open and maximum just lately the 2003 Excursion Championship at the PGA Excursion.
On account of restricted sunlight in December, and with the USGA short of to have a complete box for its premier ladies’s tournament, the hole two rounds could be performed on Cypress Creek and the Jackrabbit path.
Nonetheless to be decided are dates and golfing classes for use for qualifying.
In the meantime, the LPGA Excursion postponed the following 5 occasions, with 4 of them already assigned new dates. The adjustments method the following tournament — for now — will be the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on June 19-21, adopted by way of the KPMG Girls’s PGA Championship out of doors Philadelphia.
The Pelican Girls’s Championship, a brand new tournament within the Tampa Bay, Florida, house, strikes from Might 14-17 to Nov. 12-15; the ShopRite LPGA Vintage in Atlantic Town, New Jersey, strikes from Might 29-31 to July 31-Aug. 2; and the Meijer LPGA Vintage in Michigan used to be to be performed June 11-14 and shall be rescheduled.
The Natural Silk Championship at Kingsmill Hotel in Virginia used to be canceled and can go back to the 2021 agenda.
A prior to now postponed event, the Kia Vintage in Carlsbad, California, strikes from March to Sept. 24-27.
“This has been a actually collective effort to reschedule event dates and paintings in combination to offer LPGA gamers with as many enjoying alternatives as conceivable as soon as it’s protected for us to renew competing once more,” LPGA Excursion Commissioner Mike Whan mentioned.