Golf continues on women's mini Cactus Tour

LPGA players Haley Moore, Anna Nordqvist and Amy Olson tee up on the Cactus Tour event...

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Wed, 18 Mar 2020

Golf continues on women's mini Cactus Tour

There might not be a great deal of golf happening around the world right now, but the women's mini Tour by the name of the Cactus Tour is not letting coronavirus stop it teeing up the Moon Valley Tournament. 

LPGA Tour player Haley Moore was the money leader on the Cactus Tour last year with $13,775 and she starts at odds of 14/1 in Vegas this week.

Other standout names taking part this week include Anna Nordqvist and Amy Olson, who start as joint tournament favourites at odds of 11/2.

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Mike Brown, the owner of the Cactus Tour, has told Golfweek that none of the tournaments on the schedule have yet been postponed or cancelled, and all of the nine courses hosting events up until May have given a green light to continue as planned. 

"The only time that we will have more than 10 people together, and maybe not even then as some will have gone home, is when I write cheques at the end of the deal," said Brown.

"I’ve got parents that are calling me wanting to get their kids over here. They don’t seem to be overly concerned otherwise.

"These girls are independent contractors.  I don’t call any of them. They called me to see if they can play. It’s just that simple."

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The field in Phoenix is not huge but is still hosting 29 players, and the winner will take home $2,000. 

There will also be some decent first-tee snacks for the players, too, by the sounds of things.

Brown added: "I have the best starter table in the country... cookies, crackers, candy, Slim Jims, Clif bars, Luna bars, hair ties, bug spray, sunscreen and Sharpies."

Other circuits continuing to play golf include the Eggland's Best mini tour, which tees up in Florida this week.

The new men's Clutch Pro Tour is also hosting a tournament at The Grove this Friday, and carries a decent first prize of £10,000. 

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