Golf’s men’s and women’s Australian Opens cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic


Golf Australia stated it nonetheless meant to stage the Vic Open, which options women and men taking part in for equal prize cash on the identical course, from February 10-13, though with out worldwide sanctioning

Final Up to date: 14/10/21 7:31am

Matt Jones is the reigning Australian Open champion from its final staging in 2019

The lads’s and girls’s Australian Open golf tournaments have been cancelled on account of journey restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Golf Australia had already postponed this yr’s males’s occasion in Sydney from November to late January or February, whereas the ladies’s 2022 event was on account of be performed in Adelaide in February.

Australia’s borders are successfully shut and unlikely to open to non-residents till 2022, whereas the two-week isolation is laying aside the nation’s high gamers from coming residence from the US and European excursions to help the home recreation.

Inbee Park was set to defend her title at Kooyonga Golf Club in Adelaide in February 2022

Inbee Park was set to defend her title at Kooyonga Golf Membership in Adelaide in February 2022

“The choice has not been made evenly however we imagine it to be the fitting final result underneath the present circumstances,” stated James Sutherland, the Golf Australia chief government.

“The worldwide factor means shifting quarantine and journey restrictions wreak havoc on planning and, with our marquee gamers dwelling overseas, the problem is even higher.”

The lads’s Australian Open, beforehand received by Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Rory McIlroy, was additionally cancelled in 2020 for the primary time since 1945.

The 2022 version can be held at Victoria Golf Membership in Melbourne in November-December, earlier than returning to The Australian in 2023

Matt Jones is the defending Australian Open males’s champion from its final staging in 2019, whereas Inbee Park secured her twentieth LPGA Tour title on the Girls’s Australian Open in February 2020.

Golf Australia stated it nonetheless meant to stage the Vic Open from February 10-13, though with out worldwide sanctioning.

The event, the one one on the world’s skilled golf excursions the place women and men tee off in alternate teams on the identical course, is normally joint-sanctioned by the boys’s European Tour and girls’s LPGA Tour.

The Australian PGA Championship can be set to go forward in Queensland from January 13-16.

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