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Friday, March 27, 2020

In Case You Haven't Heard Yet...

The New York Post is reporting that the USGA has finally postponed the US Open.

The clock at Winged Foot

It was just a matter of time, you know. The June date is looking less and less feasible, especially since Governor Andrew Cuomo basically shut down the state last week in hopes of slowing down COVID-19. New York is one of the USA's main hot spots for the virus.

The Post says that although the USGA hasn't made an official announcement yet, they intend to delay the event and hopefully still play it at Winged Foot, perhaps in September.

That's now four of the big events that COVID-19 has affected. THE PLAYERS was cancelled, of course, and now the Masters, the PGA and the US Open have been postponed. Will THE OPEN, scheduled for mid-July, also be postponed?

With the Olympics also being postponed until sometime next year, some spots have opened up on the calendar for these events to be rescheduled if the virus will just cooperate. Hope springs eternal...

1 comment:

  1. I usually ignore anything coming out of one of Rupert Murdoch's fake news outlets so it would be wise to wait until the USGA itself makes the decision.
    In the meantime the LPGA and the LET took advantage of the Olympics' postponement to solidify the European swing by slotting the Evian Championship into the August dates. It's a postponement in disguise because the original dates were in late July before the Olympic break but now they're in the week before the Scottish Open, with the British Open and the International Crown following after that, assuming of course that the situation is resolved by then.