European Tour postpones two tournaments due to coronavirus

Yet more golf tournaments get cancelled following the coronavirus outbreak in China.

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Fri, 14 Feb 2020

The European Tour's CEO Keith Pelley has confirmed both the Maybank Championship and Volvo China Open have been pushed back in the schedule due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. 

The news comes after the disease continues to spread, with more than 55,000 infections and more than 1,370 deaths.

According to the European Tour, the Maybank Championship - which was scheduled for the week after The Masters in April - and the China Open - which was supposed to follow the Maybank - will now be postponed before further notice of a rescheduled date in the calendar.

"The well-being of our players, spectators and staff is always our absolute priority," said Pelley.

"While it is therefore regrettable that the Maybank Championship and Volvo China Open have been postponed, we feel this is the correct course of action at this time. We are currently investigating alternative dates for both events."

The postponements of both the Maybank Championship and Volvo China Open come just a week after the R&A postponed the Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship, which was supposed to take place this week. 

The PGA Tour China Series also postponed its qualifying events, as well as the first four tournaments of the season.


A total of nine patients in England have now tested positive for coronavirus.

If more cases are confirmed in the United Kingdom then it will be announced as soon as possible by the Chief Medical Officer of the affected country.



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