USGA cancels first two championships of 2020 plus U.S. Open local qualifying

Given the recent CDC guidance and the evolving dynamics of the Coronavirus pandemic, the USGA announced today that it has canceled its first two 2020 championships, the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, originally scheduled for April 25-29 at Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Fla., and the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, originally scheduled for May 23-27 at Philadelphia (Pa.) Cricket Club. These championships will not be rescheduled in 2020.

In addition, the USGA has canceled local (first stage) qualifying for the 2020 U.S. Open and qualifying for the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open in their current forms, and in conjunction with its Allied Golf Association (AGA) partners and International Federations, will look to redesign qualifying going forward as events unfold. The USGA will continue to hold the dates for the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open at Champions Golf Club and the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club.

The local qualifier in Oklahoma for the U.S. Open was scheduled May 7 at Meadowbrook Country Club.

At this time, it is premature to speculate what might occur with other 2020 USGA championships, the USGA said. It will continue to monitor all available guidance and regulations from the CDC, WHO and other federal, state and local authorities.

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