Evian Championship pushed back to August

The Evian Championship, one of the five major tournaments on the LPGA Tour, is moving to Aug. 6-9.

It was originally set for July 23-26 in Evian-les-Bains, France.

The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo have been postponed to 2021 and were scheduled from July 24-Aug. 9. With those dates now available, the LPGA and organizers rescheduled the Evian.

It now is set to take place the week before the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, which is planned for Aug. 13-16 in North Berwick, Scotland.

LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said the new Evian dates will ease a schedule crunch that has arisen because of the postponement of events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“This adjustment makes for easier travel for players and assists us as we look to reschedule previously postponed events during a crowded summer and fall timeframe,” he said.

The LPGA suspended play on tour through at least May 3.

The first of five majors on the women’s Tour, the ANA Inspiration was scheduled to be held April 2-5 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. It now will be played Sept. 10-13, with the Cambia Portland Classic moving back a week to Sept. 17-20.

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