Air quality issues reduce Cambia Portland Classic to 54 holes

The Cambia Portland Classic will be reduced to a 54-hole event due to hazardous air quality caused by fires in the Pacific Northwest, the LPGA announced Tuesday.

The event will be held Friday through Sunday at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Ore.

“As we have said throughout recent months, 2020 has been the year of health and safety, and this situation is no different,” LPGA’s Chief Tour Operations Officer Heather Daly-Donofrio said.

“Our meteorologist says that it is unlikely that air-quality conditions will improve before midday Thursday, and we cannot risk the health of our players, staff, volunteers, broadcast crew and others at the golf course. This is not a choice we made lightly, but we are confident that this is the right decision. We are so appreciative of our partners at Cambia Health Solutions as they continue to support the LPGA Tour through this incredibly challenging 2020 season.”

Australian Hannah Green will look to defend her title at the $1.75 million event, which will be held without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Cambia Portland Classic Pro-Am on Wednesday has been canceled to boot.

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