The Girls’s British Open will likely be held as deliberate, albeit with out spectators, at Royal Troon Golf Membership in Scotland from Aug. 20 to 23, the Royal and Historic Golf Membership, which conducts the event, stated on Tuesday. The occasion could be the primary girls’s main golf championship of 2020. Final month, one other girls’s main, the Evian Championship, which had been scheduled for early August, was canceled for this yr due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Martin Slumbers, the chief government of the R&A, known as the Girls’s British Open “vital to the success of girls’s skilled golf.” He added: “We consider that taking part in the AIG Girls’s British Open is a major step for gamers whose playing opportunities have been severely impacted this yr. As they compete to be the 2020 champion in historic circumstances, these athletes will proceed to encourage golfers and sports activities followers all over the world who will likely be carefully following occasions from Royal Troon on TV and social media.”
The championship plans to limit entry to the grounds at Royal Troon to gamers, caddies, officers and staging workers, in addition to to place in impact inflexible well being and security pointers on the golf course and at a chosen lodge for the occasion. All attending personnel will likely be required to check detrimental for the virus and have their temperatures monitored every day.
The taking part in of the championship remains to be topic to the approval of native governmental and well being authorities within the weeks main up the occasion. With qualifying tournaments for the occasion canceled, the sphere for the Girls’s British Open will largely be drawn from the ladies’s world golf rankings.
The Girls Scottish Open will likely be performed the week earlier than the Girls’s British Open on the Renaissance Membership, additionally in Scotland. There will likely be no followers at that occasion.
The L.P.G.A. Tour has not held an occasion because the Girls’s Australian Open in February however expects to renew its schedule July 31 on the Drive On Championship in Toledo, Ohio. Girls’s skilled golf remains to be hoping to conduct three extra main championships in 2020. The ANA Inspiration, often the primary girls’s main of the yr, was postponed till Sept. 10 to 13 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. One other main, the Girls’s P.G.A. Championship, was rescheduled for Oct. eight to 11 in Newtown Sq., Pa., and the US Girls’s Open has been moved to Dec. 10 to 13 in Houston.
Following a five-month hiatus, the L.P.G.A. of Korea Tour resumed its schedule in Could with a collection of occasions that includes among the world’s top-ranked golfers, together with world No. 1, Jin Younger Ko.