Ongoing uncertainty over the Coronavirus has put paid to another event on the European Tour with the Sergio Garcia hosted Andalucia Masters that was scheduled from April 30 – May 3 the latest tournament to be postponed.
A statement on the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation read:
The Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation, which had been scheduled to take place from April 30-May 3 at Real Golf Club Valderrama in Spain, has been postponed due to the ongoing threat posed by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The decision was made in consultation with tournament stakeholders, the Junta de Andalucía, Real Club Valderrama, the Sergio Garcia Foundation and title sponsor Estrella Damm, in light of travel restrictions in Spain. Discussions are ongoing with all parties looking into the possibility of rescheduling the tournament at a later date.
Javier Reviriego, the CEO of Real Club Valderrama, said: “We are deeply concerned by the current developments related to Coronavirus and we believe postponing the event is the best decision. We will work jointly with the European Tour and our sponsors to find a new date in the calendar to host this fantastic golf tournament.
“All of us at Valderrama look forward to hosting players and fans when we put this exceptional situation behind us.”
Keith Pelley, European Tour Chief Executive, said: “We are all taking a day-by-day approach at the moment and we continue to assess the impact of Coronavirus on all our events, but following discussions with all parties involved, it was clear that postponing the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation at this point is the correct course of action. Public health and well-being remains the absolute priority for all of us.”