The new LPGA Drive On Championships will be held without fans.© AFP
Officials confirmed Tuesday that the LPGA Tour will return from a hiatus imposed by the coronavirus next month with back-to-back tournaments in Ohio. A statement said the 2020 season will resume with a three-day championship, the LPGA Drive On Championship, beginning July 31 at Inverness Club in Toledo. This event will then be followed by the rescheduled LPGA Classic Marathon at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania from August 6-9. The Marathon LPGA Classic will allow spectators to be on site after recent approval from local authorities.
However, the new LPGA Drive On Championships will be held without fans.
“Thanks to the generosity of our partners who were unable to reschedule their events in 2020, we are adding valuable additional playing opportunity for members of the LPGA Tour,” said PGA Commissioner Mike Wan.
“This new event will allow us to test our COVID-19 protocols before we welcome our fans back to the Marathon LPGA Classic.”
The 2020 LPGA Tour schedule has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with the last tournament on the calendar taking place in mid-February at the Women’s Australian Open.
since then More than a dozen events have been canceled or rescheduled, including the French Championships Evian, which was canceled last week.
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