Australian Open golf postponed indefinitely as a result of COVID-19

Melbourne, July 28

Golf Australia mentioned on Tuesday that the Australian Open event can be postponed indefinitely and if performed wouldn’t be held till early 2021.

The event was scheduled for Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne, which has been in lockdown as a result of a big improve in COVID-19 deaths and infections over the previous two months.

The 105th version of the event was set to be performed in November, however no agency dates had been set.

Golf Australia operations supervisor Simon Brookhouse mentioned he was hopeful that the nationwide championship would nonetheless be performed later within the Australian summer time, doubtless in January, February or March of subsequent yr.

“These are very challenging times for all Australians and the uncertainty the global pandemic has caused makes it very difficult to be definitive in relation to future dates at this time,” Brookhouse mentioned.

“Unfortunately, it is not a simple matter of whether or not we could co-ordinate any international stars to visit. The uncertainty of the quarantine requirements for any players coming from outside Australia needed to be considered.”

Australian Matt Jones held off South African Louis Oosthuizen by one stroke to win his second Australian Open title final yr at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney. AP

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