The European Tour has confirmed the postponement of the Made in Denmark presented by FREJA and the cancellation of GolfSixes Cascais due to the threat posed by the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
GolfSixes Cascais was scheduled to take place at Oitavos Dunes, in Cascais, from May 9-10 where Dundalk’s Brendan Lawlor was hoping to further highlight the skills of Disability Golfers to the wider world.
Meanwhile, Made in Denmark presented by FREJA was due to return to Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort from May 21-24 but at this moment in time, no sporting event seems safe from the threat of COVID-19.
Keith Pelley, European Tour Chief Executive, said: “We will continue to monitor this global situation in relation to Coronavirus and evaluate its impact on all our tournaments, with public health and well-being our absolute priority. Discussions regarding the possible rescheduling of all postponed tournaments are ongoing and we remain hopeful of European Tour action resuming in Ireland at the end of May.”
Flemming Astrup, Promoter of Made in Denmark, said: “We are very concerned about the current development of Coronavirus and we believe the best decision is to postpone the event. We will now work closely with the European Tour to find a new date for Made in Denmark Presented by FREJA. It is still too early to say when, but both we and Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort are looking forward to present a fantastic course and tournament for players and fans when we are on the better side of this unfortunate situation.”
The blows to Touring pros and fans alike continue to come thick and fast with the unprecedented circumstances forcing Pelley to suspend all ticket and hospitality sales for the remainder of the season until the outlook becomes clearer.
“Due to the current ongoing uncertainty, we are suspending ticket and hospitality sales for all 2020 European Tour promoted events until further notice,” said Pelley.
“This is a temporary measure but one we feel is proportionate in the current circumstances. If there are any changes to the status of any of our tournaments, we will communicate this to you in due course. While we are unable to bring you any live action during these unprecedented times, over the coming weeks, social media will undoubtedly play an even more important role in keeping people entertained and connected.
“We will therefore do our best to continue to provide you with engaging content via europeantour.com and our social media channels, including archive footage.”