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U.S. Women’s Open Championship postponed

By |  April 3, 2020 0 Comments

USGA postponed the 75th U.S. Women’s Open, originally scheduled for June 4-7 at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas. It will now be played Dec. 10-13.

USGA cites the evolving dynamics of the global COVID-19 pandemic as the reason to postpone the championship.

To account for reduced daylight given the move to December, two courses at Champions Golf Club will be used. The Jackrabbit Course will co-host rounds 1 and 2. Cypress Creek Course was originally slated to host all four rounds of championship play.

“Our priority remains ensuring the safety of all involved with the U.S. Women’s Open, while still providing the world’s best players the opportunity to compete this year,” said USGA CEO Mike Davis.

U.S. Women’s Open qualifying, in conjunction with Allied Golf Associations and international federations, is expected to be held on rescheduled dates and potentially some new locations. The USGA is reviewing how the postponement will affect exemption categories, and definitive changes will be communicated when they are finalized.

“We are incredibly thankful to Champions Golf Club for its flexibility and support during this uncertain time,” Davis said. “The club, led by Jack and Robin Burke, has been such a great friend of the USGA for some time, stepping up in 2017 to host the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur on short notice after it was displaced by a hurricane, and now accommodating a significant schedule change for our premier women’s championship, not to mention allowing us to use both golf courses. We’re confident the combined efforts will lead to an incredibly special 75th U.S. Women’s Open.”

The USGA says it will continue to rely on CDC and WHO recommendations in determining schedule considerations for the remaining 2020 championships. Decisions regarding the U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Senior Women’s Open, as well as the eight remaining amateur championships, will be made in the near future.

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