LPGA postpones 3 more events, moves ANA to September

The LPGA confirmed the postponement of three additional events on Friday while announcing that the previously postponed ANA Inspiration has been rescheduled for September.

The first of five majors on the women’s Tour, the ANA was scheduled to be held April 2-5 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. It now will be played Sept. 10-13, with the Cambia Portland Classic moving back a week to Sept. 17-20.

Having already postponed events through March, the LPGA added the LOTTE Championship in Oahu, Hawaii (April 15-18), the HUGEL-AIR PREMIA LA Open in Los Angeles (April 23-26) and the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship in Daly City, Calif. (April 30-May 3) to the list.

“The LPGA continues to work with its partners on plans to reschedule previously postponed events and will provide further updates once those plans are finalized,” the Tour said in a statement.

The LPGA has not held a tournament since Inbee Park won the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open on Feb. 16, as the coronavirus pandemic has spread globally.

In a letter to LPGA Tour players on Friday morning, commissioner Mike Whan said the Tour held out on postponing further events “as long as we could,” but that hosting an event under the current global conditions is “not possible or prudent.”

While expressing hope that the COVID-19 pandemic soon will subside and lead to a busy tournament schedule for the remainder of the year, Whan wrote, “The truth is, every time I think we’ve made a plan to address changes, it never seems to be ‘long enough.’

“I wish I could tell you when the LPGA Tour will resume our schedule, but the truth is, no one has those answers. Virtually all our events are concerned given the conditions they currently face in their respective markets. At this point, the only option is to reschedule what we can and hope the COVID-19 situation starts to improve. Trust me, patience is NOT my best quality, so this situation is hard on me, too.

“I know you deserve better and I wish I had better news to report. Again, stay turned for updates on Fall 2020. Stay safe and stay connected with your family and friends.”

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