Women’s U.S. Golf Open Rescheduled For December Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
The USGA announced Friday that the U.S. Women’s Open would be postponed until December amid the spread of COVID-19. The event was originally supposed to be held from June 4-7 at the Champions Golf Club in Houston, but will now be played December 10-13.
This is the latest a major golf championship will take place since 2010 and the first time in history an entire event will be held in December.
“The USGA remains committed to hosting the U.S. Women’s Open in 2020,” USGA CEO Mike Davis said in a statement. “We are grateful to the LPGA and our broadcast partner FOX for their terrific collaboration in finding a new date for the championship. Our priority remains ensuring the safety of all involved with the U.S. Women’s Open, while still providing the world’s best players the opportunity to compete this year.”
Because of the lesser amount of sunlight in December compared to the summer months, the event will be played on two golf courses for rounds one and two, the Jackrabbit and Cypress Creek courses. The USGA also said qualifying events will be rescheduled and one event has been canceled.
“We are so thankful to all our partners for their flexibility and willingness to work with us during this very difficult time,” LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said in a statement. “This has been a truly collective effort to reschedule tournament dates and work together to provide LPGA players with as many playing opportunities as possible once it is safe for us to resume competing again.”