No surprises as Evian Championship cancelled for 2020

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LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Due to ongoing travel/border restrictions and government quarantine requirements as part of the COVID-19 pandemic, the LPGA Tour and The Evian Championship announced that the tournament, scheduled for August 6-9, will not take place in 2020.

The Major championship will return to the LPGA Tour schedule in 2021 at Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France.

“I have been incredibly impressed by the entire team at The Evian Championship. They worked so hard to host this global event despite the obvious challenges,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan.

“They know that high-pursed, career-changing events like The Evian are more important than ever, especially in an LPGA year that has been drastically reduced due to COVID-19. I know this was a tough decision for everyone involved, but it’s one that we had to take given the restrictions we faced.

“It is disappointing to miss a major championship but Evian’s strong history of showcasing the best female golfers will continue once again when we return in 2021. We look forward to being back on the mountain in Evian next year and for a long time to come.”

It’s another blow for the women’s game that has suffered a series of hits because of Covid-19. Where the stars of the PGA Tour return to action this week for the Charles Schwab Challenge, the members of the LET and LPGA Tours aren’t set to do the same until August.

 

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