As the Coronavirus worsens, the European Tour made the difficult get in touch with of postponing two of its events later this spring. The Maybank Championship (April 16-19) and the Volvo China Open (April 23-26) have been canceled with the intent of playing them later in the year.
At the time of this writing, the Coronavirus had killed nearly 2,000 folks, andthat were to take location in Asia.
Decisions like this are usually multifaceted, but the European Tour was proactive about this selection for its players and its organization. The two events are co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour as effectively.
The European Tour and Asian Tour accepted a request from title sponsor and promoter Maybank to postpone the Maybank Championship, although the choice to postpone the Volvo China Open on the European Tour was taken following consultation with tournament stakeholders the China Golf Association, Genzon Golf Club, Shenzhen Government, title sponsor Volvo and promoters Mitime Golf.
“The properly-becoming of our players, spectators and employees is often our absolute priority,” European Tour CEO Keith Pelley mentioned. “Even though it is consequently regrettable that the Maybank Championship and Volvo China Open have been postponed, we really feel this is the appropriate course of action at this time. We are currently investigating alternative dates for each events.”
The PGA Tour is not scheduled to return to Asia until later this fall at the commence of the 2020-21 season.