LPGA cancels Evian Championship

The 2020 Evian Championship will not be played, the LPGA announced Tuesday in the latest alteration to this year’s event schedule due to the coronavirus.



In a release Tuesday morning, the LPGA said that because of the ongoing travel and border restrictions, combined with government quarantine requirements as part of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tour and tournament organizers ruled the event couldn’t take place as scheduled for Aug. 6-9. The event will return in 2021 at Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France.

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“I have been incredibly impressed by the entire team at The Evian Championship. They worked so hard to host this global event despite the obvious challenges,” LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said. “They know that high-pursed, career-changing events like The Evian are more important than ever, especially in an LPGA year that has been drastically reduced due to COVID-19. I know this was a tough decision for everyone involved, but it’s one that we had to take given the restrictions we faced.

“It is disappointing to miss a major championship but Evian’s strong history of showcasing the best female golfers will continue once again when we return in 2021. We look forward to being back on the mountain in Evian next year and for a long time to come.”

The current LPGA Tour schedule calls for a return at the Marathon Classic in Ohio, July 23-26. Due to cancellations, the next event on the schedule is the Ladies Scottish Open, Aug. 13-16.



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