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U.S. Open at Winged Foot to be delayed, in response to report; USGA says no resolution till mid-April

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Though the USA Golf Affiliation is sticking to its edict to have a choice by mid-April, a report within the New York Publish on Thursday night time stated the U.S. Open can be postponed however with the intention of nonetheless enjoying at Winged Foot Golf Membership in suburban New York later this yr.

The 120th U.S. Open was scheduled for June 18-21 in Mamaroneck, New York, however the membership was shut down a number of days in the past within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and all labored halted in organising the event.

“(We) stay hopeful about late summer season, (possibly) early September,” a supply instructed the Publish relating to a change in dates for the U.S. Open, including that the membership is “optimistic” the occasion will happen on the venue that final hosted the championship in 2006, when Geoff Ogilvy was the winner.

A USGA spokesperson instructed ESPN that nothing was official at this level and that it was standing by an announcement from earlier this week wherein it stated a remaining resolution wouldn’t be made till mid-April.

“We proceed to carry the dates for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in June and monitor all accessible steering and rules from the CDC, WHO and different federal, state and native authorities to do what’s in the very best pursuits of the group for the well being and security of all these concerned,” the USGA stated in its assertion. “We had beforehand stopped the construct of our company hospitality tents and are creating contingency plans ought to we have to pivot, provided that postponement is a chance. It’s untimely at this level to take a position on any potential date or location adjustments, however we count on to decide someday in the course of April.”

The Masters and PGA Championship have already got postponed these main championships within the wake of cancellations and postponements throughout the sports activities world. The PGA Tour has canceled eight tournaments, together with the Gamers Championship, and postponed one other, with the subsequent scheduled occasion, the Colonial, in late Might awaiting its destiny.

With the Olympic Video games being canceled, there was hypothesis that the PGA Championship may take its date in late July. The Masters has been stated to be eyeing an October date. For the U.S. Open to go in September, it will want the assistance of the PGA Tour in rescheduling different tournaments.

To date, the Open, scheduled for July 16-19 at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, England, is sticking with its authentic date. The final time the U.S. Open was not performed was in 1945 as a result of World Struggle II.

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