The current year’s Senior Open Championship, which was because of happening at Sunningdale Golf Club in Berkshire from July 23-26, has been delayed because of the proceeding with the danger presented by the spread of COVID-19.
Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, Executive Director – Championships at The R&A, stated: “We have settled on the choice to defer The Senior Open Presented by Rolex following conversations with all partners and with general wellbeing and prosperity the supreme need. We will keep on researching elective alternatives to have The Senior Open later in the year assuming there is any chance of this happening and will make a declaration at the appropriate time.”
Imprint Aspland, Head of the Staysure Tour, stated: “The choice to delay The Senior Open Presented by Rolex has been made to the greatest advantage of everybody included. Our need is guaranteeing the wellbeing and security of everything being equal, observers and supporters, and it is, along these lines, the correct choice to defer the occasion. We will keep on working intimately with The R&A, Rolex and other key partners to reschedule the occasion sometime in the not too distant future when we have further clearness on the worldwide circumstance. Our contemplations are with everybody right now as we proceed with the worldwide battle against the spread of Coronavirus.”
The Open Championship, which was expected to be held seven days sooner at Royal St George’s in Kent, has been dropped and moved to another date in 2021.