LPGA aims for July restart

4/29/2020 12:02:21 PM EST

LPGA officials are aiming for a return to golf in July.

The overhauled schedule was released in part on Wednesday with a major caveat from LPGA commissioner Mike Whan.

"One thing that has become clear is that there will be no 'opening bell' regarding a return to safe play in this new normal of the COVID-19 pandemic," Whan said. "To be honest, being 'first' has never been the goal when it comes to returning to play in this new normal. We have built a schedule that we think is as safe as possible given what we know about travel bans, testing availability, and delivering events that our sponsors and our athletes will be excited to attend."

The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in central Michigan is scheduled to be held July 15-18 and would restart the LPGA calendar.

The Evian Championship would take place Aug. 6-9 in France and serve as the LPGA's first major of the season.

The way the schedules were formed, that event would fall on the same weekend as the rescheduled PGA Championship.

The women's PGA Championship is being moved from late June to Oct. 8-11 at Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania. That major had been scheduled for June 25-28.

Unlike the men's event, the Women's British Open is still on the schedule -- Aug. 20-23 at Royal Troon Golf Club in, Troon, Scotland.

The U.S. Women's Open is scheduled for Dec. 10-13 in Houston.

The revised LPGA schedule released Wednesday:

July 15-18
Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational
Midland C.C., Midland, Michigan

July 23-26
Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana
Highland Meadows G.C., Sylvania, Ohio

July 31-Aug. 2
ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer
Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, Galloway, New Jersey

Aug. 6-9
The Evian Championship
Evian Resort G.C., Evian-les-Bains, France

Aug. 13-16
Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open
The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland

Aug. 20-23
AIG Women's British Open
Royal Troon G.C., Troon, Scotland

Aug. 28-30
Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G
Pinnacle C.C., Rogers, Arkansas

Sept. 3-6
CP Women's Open
Shaughnessy G. and C.C., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sept. 10-13
ANA Inspiration
Mission Hills C.C., Rancho Mirage, California

Sept. 17-20
Cambia Portland Classic
Columbia Edgewater C.C., Portland, Oregon

Sept. 24-27
Kia Classic
Aviara G.C., Carlsbad, California

Oct. 1-4
Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give
Blythefield C.C., Grand Rapids, Michigan

Oct. 8-11
KPMG Women's PGA Championship
Aronimink G.C., Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

Oct. 15-18
Buick LPGA Shanghai
Qizhong Garden G.C., Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Oct. 22-25
BMW Ladies Championship
LPGA International Busan, Busan, Republic of Korea

Oct. 29-Nov. 1
Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA
Miramar G. and C.C., New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei

Nov. 6-8
TOTO Japan Classic
Taiheyo Club (Minori Course), Ibaraki, Japan

Nov. 19-22
Pelican Women's Championship presented by DEX Imaging
Pelican G.C., Belleair, Florida

Dec. 3-6
Volunteers of America Classic
Old American G.C., The Colony, Texas

Dec. 10-13
U.S. Women's Open
Champions G.C., Houston, Texas

Dec. 17-20
CME Group Tour Championship
Tiburon G.C., Naples, Florida

--Field Level Media

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