With various sections of the country scheduling a reopen after the coronavirus shutdown, the LPGA has targeted mid-July as the return date for its 2020 season.
The first tournament of a revised schedule will be the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in central Michigan, held July 15-18. The season’s first major, the Evian Championship, is set to take place Aug. 6-9 in France, coincidentally the same weekend as the rescheduled PGA Championship in San Francisco.
Much of the LPGA and PGA Tour schedules remain pending, and that much was made clear by LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan.
“One thing that has become clear is that there will be no ‘opening bell’ regarding a return to safe play in this new normal of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Whan said. “To be honest, being ‘first’ has never been the goal when it comes to returning to play in this new normal. We have built a schedule that we think is as safe as possible given what we know about travel bans, testing availability, and delivering events that our sponsors and our athletes will be excited to attend.”
The LPGA announcement included the shuffling of a number of events that were originally scheduled for June. The season will run into mid-December, about three weeks later than normal. You can find a fully updated schedule for the 2020 season below, inclusive of another Wednesday announcement.
The PGA of America announced that the Women’s PGA Championship has been moved to Oct. 8-11. The event is set to be held at Aronimink Golf Club outside Philadelphia, and was originally scheduled for June 25-28. Unlike the Evian Championship, this major will not have to compete for viewership with a men’s counterpart.
Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational
Midland C.C., Midland, Michigan
Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana
Highland Meadows G.C., Sylvania, Ohio
July 31 – Aug. 2
ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer
Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, Galloway, New Jersey
The Evian Championship
Evian Resort G.C., Evian-les-Bains, France
Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open
The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland
AIG Women’s British Open
Royal Troon G.C., Troon, Scotland
Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G
Pinnacle C.C., Rogers, Arkansas
CP Women’s Open
Shaughnessy G. and C.C., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Mission Hills C.C., Rancho Mirage, California
Cambia Portland Classic
Columbia Edgewater C.C., Portland, Oregon
Aviara G.C., Carlsbad, California
Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give
Blythefield C.C., Grand Rapids, Michigan
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
Aronimink G.C., Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Buick LPGA Shanghai
Qizhong Garden G.C., Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
BMW Ladies Championship
LPGA International Busan, Busan, Republic of Korea
Oct. 29 – Nov. 1
Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA
Miramar G. and C.C., New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei
TOTO Japan Classic
Taiheyo Club (Minori Course), Ibaraki, Japan
Pelican Women’s Championship presented by DEX Imaging
Pelican G.C., Belleair, Florida
Volunteers of America Classic
Old American G.C., The Colony, Texas
U.S. Women’s Open
Champions G.C., Houston, Texas
CME Group Tour Championship
Tiburon G.C., Naples, Florida
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