R&A admits postponement is an option for British Open

first_imgReports in the United States said The Open, due to take place at Royal St George’s in July, was close to following suit.MORE: Coronavirus cancellations, postponements in U.S., Canada The R&A is considering postponing the British Open but a decision has yet to be taken.The Masters and the U.S. PGA Championship have already been postponed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with no confirmation yet as to whether the first two majors of 2020 will take place later in the year. Several factors, including the fact St. Andrews is set to play host to the 150th Open in 2021, will have to be considered by the R&A.”We are continuing to work through our options for The Open this year, including postponement,” R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said. “Due to a range of external factors, that process is taking some time to resolve. We are well aware of the importance of being able to give clear guidance to fans, players and everyone involved and are working to resolve this as soon as we can.Organizers said last month the focus was “proceeding as planned” for the event, which is scheduled to take place July 16-19.last_img

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