Major golf in the winter? USGA postpones U.S. Women’s Open to December

April 3, 2020

The U.S. Women’s Open has a new date. The USGA announced on Friday that the U.S. Women’s Open has been moved from June 4-7 to Dec. 10-13 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The major is still scheduled for Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, although due to reduced daylight in December the tournament will be played on two courses. Originally scheduled for four rounds at the Cypress Creek Course, the Jackrabbit Course will now co-host the first two rounds.

“The USGA remains committed to hosting the U.S. Women’s Open in 2020,” said USGA CEO Mike Davis in a press release. “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.”

According to the press release, the USGA is also expected to reschedule U.S. Open qualifying and review exemptions.

Also on Friday, the USGA announced that its next five events on the calendar have been postponed, four of which have already been rescheduled. Here is the breakdown:

Pelican Women’s Championship (Belleair, Fla.) — Was May 14-17, postponed to Nov. 12-15.
Pure Silk Championship (Williamsburg, Va.) — Was May 21-24, now canceled.
ShopRite LPGA Classic (Atlantic City, N.J.) — Was May 29-31, postponed to July 31-Aug. 2.
U.S. Women’s Open (Houston, Texas) — Was June 1-7, postponed to Dec. 7-13.
Meijer LPGA Classic (Grand Rapids, Mich.) — Was June 11-14, postponed date TBD.

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