FILE PHOTO: Golf – Women’s British Open – Woburn Golf Club, Milton Keynes, Britain – August 1, 2019 England’s Bronte Law in action during the first round Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra
(Reuters) – Golf’s governing body the R&A said on Thursday that they are hoping The Open and the women’s British Open, to be held in July and August respectively, will go ahead as planned after the coronavirus outbreak brought world sport to a standstill.
The 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s Golf Course is due to be played from July 16-19 while the women’s British Open at Royal Troon is scheduled for Aug. 20-23.
The year’s first two majors — the Masters (April 9-12) and the PGA Championship (May 14-17) — have already been postponed due to the outbreak along with several European Tour events.
“We have some time before we start building the infrastructure at both venues and so we are keeping the scheduled dates in place for The Open and Women’s British Open…
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