LPGA moves dates of the Women’s PGA Championship
April 30, 2020
The Ladies Professional Golf Association announced on Wednesday that they have moved the 2020 Women’s PGA Championship from June 25-28 to October 8-11. The reason for the change in dates is because of the coronavirus outbreak according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The 2020 Women’s PGA Championship is scheduled to take place at the Aronimink Golf Club in Newton Square, Pennsylvania. This will be the first time ever the golf course is being used for a women’s major.
Aronimink Golf Club was previously used for the 1962 PGA Championship (won by Gary Player of South Africa). It is also scheduled to host the 2026 PGA Championship.
Australia’s own Hannah Green of Perth is the defending Women’s PGA Championship winner. Last year at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, Green put together a four-round score of -9 to beat Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand by a stroke.
Green became the third Australian to win the Women’s PGA Championship. She followed in the footsteps of Jan Stephenson of Sydney, who won the 1982 LPGA Championship in Mason, Ohio, and Karrie Webb of Ayr, who won the 2001 LPGA Championship in DuPont, Delaware.
The LPGA will also have a tough decision to make regarding their first scheduled major of the 2020 women’s golf season. They are currently scheduled to play the Evian Masters in France from August 6-9, 2020. However, on Wednesday, the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that France has cancelled all sports until the end of August due to coronavirus.
There are currently 166, 420 cases of coronavirus in France, and 24,087 deaths. In the American state of Pennsylvania there are 45, 728 cases of coronavirus, and 2354 deaths.