French Open golf event postponed as a result of new coronavirus clampdown in France

French Open golf event postponed as a result of new coronavirus clampdown in France

The event at Le Golf Nationwide was as a result of be staged two weeks earlier than the French Open tennis grand slam at Roland Garros.

French Open golf tournament postponed due to new coronavirus clampdown in France

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Paris: The French Open golf event scheduled for 6-9 Might has been postponed because of the newest coronavirus clampdown in France, the European Tour introduced on Wednesday.

The EPGA with the French golf federation mentioned the choice adopted the extension of coronavirus restrictions throughout France introduced by President Emmanuel Macron final week.

The event at Le Golf Nationwide was as a result of be staged two weeks earlier than the French Open tennis grand slam at Roland Garros.

A joint EPGA and FFG assertion mentioned they’d be working collectively to reschedule the occasion later within the yr.

It added: “Organising any European Tour occasion sees a whole lot of individuals — gamers, caddies, TV manufacturing personnel, employees and media — travelling to the venue from greater than 25 completely different nations on common.

“Given this, and the present general well being state of affairs in France, the European Tour and the FFG took the choice to announce the postponement.”

European Tour Chief Govt Keith Pelley mentioned that whereas disappointing it was “the accountable determination” to take.

The European Tour mentioned it was contemplating choices to fill the vacant 6-9 Might slot within the calendar.

Wednesday’s announcement adopted the information on Tuesday that the French authorities had mentioned delaying the French Open, as a result of begin on 23 Might, by “just a few days”.

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