LPGA cancels Asia Swing of the Tour; Events in China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan not to be held in 2020

Sep 16: A few weeks after the PGA Tour shifted two of its three events in the its Asia Swing to the west coast and cancelled the third, it was the turn of LPGA to take some hard decisions.

This week, the LPGA Tour cancelled the BMW Ladies Championship in South Korea and Toto Japan Classic due to travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The $2 million BMW Ladies Championship was scheduled to take place from Oct. 22-25 in Busan, while the Toto Japan Classic was slated for Nov. 6-8 in Ibaraki. As per the Tour said both events will return to the schedule in 2021.

The announcement means all four events of the LPGA’s Asian swing, which also included events in China (Buick LPGA Shanghai Oct 15-18) and Taiwan (Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA Oct 29-Nov 1), have now been cancelled due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The LPGA, however, added a second Drive On Championship to the schedule, which will be held on the Great Waters Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia from Oct 22-25.

The LPGA Tour restarted its season after the coronavirus shutdown with the LPGA Drive On Championship, which took place from July 31-Aug. 2 at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.



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