Golf’s males’s and girls’s Australian Opens cancelled as a result of Covid-19 pandemic | Golf Information

Golf Australia mentioned it nonetheless supposed to stageย the Vic Open, which options women and men enjoying for equal prize cash on the identical course, from February 10-13, though with out worldwide sanctioning

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

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

The ladsโ€™s and girlsโ€™s Australian Open golf tournaments have been cancelled as a result of journey restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Golf Australia had already this 12 months’s males’s occasion in Sydney from November to late January or February, whereas the ladies’s 2022 event was as a result 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 pushing aside the nation’s high gamers from coming house from the US and European excursions to assist 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 precise consequence below the present circumstances,” mentioned James Sutherland, the Golf Australia chief government.

“The worldwide component 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 Ladies’s Australian Open in February 2020.

Golf Australia mentioned it nonetheless supposed 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 lads’s European Tour and girls’s LPGA Tour.

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

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