LPGA’s Walmart NW Arkansas Championship pushed back to Aug. 24-30

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ROGERS, Ark. – In partnership with the LPGA Tour, local event organizers announce today that the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, originally scheduled for June 15-21, has been postponed. The LPGA golf tournament is rescheduled for August 24-30 at Pinnacle Country Club, with 156 of the world’s best female golfers set to compete.

“As we navigate these unprecedented times, we feel postponing the tournament is the right thing to do to ensure the health and safety of our community,” stated Dan Bartlett, Walmart Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “We are hopeful to host the tournament and other community-driven programming in August, as we strive to continue to utilize #NWAChampionship Week to enhance the quality of life in our home region.”

Event officials are working closely with the LPGA Tour and other health-related resources to monitor the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19. Organizers plan to implement new health and sanitation procedures onsite, in efforts to promote public safety throughout the tournament week in August.

Also announced by the LPGA Tour today, all tournaments through early July have been postponed, with the tour currently slated to return to play on July 16 in Midland, Michigan. The UL International Crown originally scheduled for August 27-30 will not take place in 2020, allowing the #NWAChampionship to move to that date.

“One of the driving forces of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G is to make a positive impact in the community, and this year is certainly no exception,” said Mindy Sherwood, President, Procter & Gamble Walmart Global Customer Team. “Now more than ever, we look forward to celebrating the spirit of the NW Arkansas region and our community partners through this meaningful event.”

Individuals that have already purchased tickets or registered as a volunteer for this year’s tournament will be contacted directly, with the option to receive a full refund or the opportunity to transfer their ticket or registration to the rescheduled event.

Additional information regarding #NWAChampionship Week will be updated on an ongoing basis online at www.NWAChampionship.com.

Summary of LPGA Tour events affected in the latest schedule update:

  • Marathon Classic presented by Dana will move to July 23-26
  • Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G will move to Aug. 28-30
  • UL International Crown, originally slated for the week of Aug. 24, will not be played in 2020 so a full-field, official event can be held that week
  • Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give will move to Oct. 1-4
  • KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will move to Oct. 8-11
  • Pelican Women’s Championship presented by DEX Imaging will move to Nov. 19-22
  • Volunteers of America Classic will move to Dec. 3-6
  • CME Group Tour Championship will move to Dec. 17-20 and will be the final event of the 2020 LPGA Tour season

If necessary, further schedule adjustments will be shared when appropriate.

Below is a revised look at the LPGA Tour’s 2020 schedule, as of April 29:

July 15-18Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational

Midland C.C., Midland, Michigan

 

$2.3M

July 23-26Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana

Highland Meadows G.C., Sylvania, Ohio

 

$2M

July 31 – Aug. 2ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer

Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, Galloway, New Jersey

 

$2M

Aug. 6-9The Evian Championship

Evian Resort G.C., Evian-les-Bains, France

 

$4.1M

Aug. 13-16Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open

The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland

 

$1.5M

Aug. 20-23AIG Women’s British Open

Royal Troon G.C., Troon, Scotland

 

$4.5M

Aug. 28-30Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G

Pinnacle C.C., Rogers, Arkansas

 

$2M

Sept. 3-6CP Women’s Open

Shaughnessy G. and C.C., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 

$2.35M

Sept. 10-13ANA Inspiration

Mission Hills C.C., Rancho Mirage, California

 

$3.1M

Sept. 17-20Cambia Portland Classic

Columbia Edgewater C.C., Portland, Oregon

 

$1.75M

Sept. 24-27Kia Classic

Aviara G.C., Carlsbad, California

 

$2M

Oct. 1-4Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give

Blythefield C.C., Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

$2.3M

Oct. 8-11KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Aronimink G.C., Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

 

$4.3M

Oct. 15-18Buick LPGA Shanghai

Qizhong Garden G.C., Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

 

$2.1M

Oct. 22-25BMW Ladies Championship

LPGA International Busan, Busan, Republic of Korea

 

$2M

Oct. 29 – Nov. 1Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA

Miramar G. and C.C., New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei

 

$2.2M

Nov. 6-8TOTO Japan Classic

Taiheyo Club (Minori Course), Ibaraki, Japan

 

$1.5M

Nov. 12-15OFF
Nov. 19-22Pelican Women’s Championship presented by DEX Imaging

Pelican G.C., Belleair, Florida

 

$2M

Nov. 26-29OFF (Thanksgiving)
Dec. 3-6Volunteers of America Classic

Old American G.C., The Colony, Texas

 

$1.75M

Dec. 10-13U.S. Women’s Open

Champions G.C., Houston, Texas

 

$5.5M

Dec. 17-20CME Group Tour Championship

Tiburon G.C., Naples, Florida

 

$5M

 

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