For the fourth year in a row, the COVID-19 pandemic will prevent the LPGA from playing a tournament in China.
The LPGA on Tuesday night announced that it will not hold the Blue Bay LPGA in March on China’s Hainan Island.
“The 2023 Blue Bay LPGA, originally scheduled for March 9-12, is cancelled further to the guidance of our partners, the China Golf Association, due to ongoing COVID-19 related matters,” the LPGA said in a statement. “We thank Hainan Greentown Blue Bay, the China Golf Association, CLPGA and IMG for all their efforts and very much look forward to returning to Hainan in 2024.”
When the coronavirus outbreak in China became global news in January 2020, the LPGA preemptively called off the Blue Bay LPGA before the pandemic caused sports and other parts of life to shut down.
The tournament also wasn’t played in 2019 amid a reshuffling of the LPGA’s schedule, meaning it will endure at least a five-year absence. Gaby Lopez of Mexico last won the event in 2018.
–Field Level Media
Justin Thomas admits the frustration with the inconsistent form of his game is steadily growing. He has made 12 consecutive cuts dating to last July. But Thomas doesn’t have a…
Rickie Fowler became the newest member of the TGL, the tech-infused golf league announced Wednesday. The league, which is fronted by Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, now features 12 of…
A famed Florida nightclub is seeking to block the LIV Golf League from registering the name as a trademark, the Palm Beach Post reported Wednesday. The LIV nightclub, which is…
Rickie Fowler joins Tiger Woods-backed tech league
Miami nightclub seeks to block LIV trademark
2023 Valspar Championship: Preview, Props, Best Bets
Akshay Bhatia receives PGA Tour special temporary membership