LPGA Cancels Asia Events over Coronavirus Fears

  • By Min Hak-soo

    February 11, 2020 10:21

    Some LPGA Tour events set to be held in Asia have been canceled due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus.

    The LPGA on Monday announced its decision to cancel the Honda LPGA Thailand, which was scheduled to be held in Pattaya from Feb. 20 to 23, and the HSBC Women's World Championships, which were scheduled to take place in Singapore from Feb. 27 to March 1.

    Earlier, the LPGA canceled the Blue Bay LPGA, which was scheduled to begin on March 5 in Hainan, China.

    After the Australian Women's Open from Feb. 13 to 16, there will be no LPGA events for four weeks until the Founders Cup opens in Phoenix, Arizona on March 20.

    The KLPGA Tour, meanwhile, decided to cancel the Taiwan Women's Open, which was scheduled to take place in Kaohsiung from March 12 to 15.

    The next KLPGA event is the Lotte Rent-a-Car Women's Open, which will kick off on April 9 on Jeju Island.

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