LPGA Tour to be put on hold until internationals can compete

Commissioner Mike Whan believes pausing the Tour will give players 'more freedom' (PA Images)
Commissioner Mike Whan believes pausing the Tour will give players 'more freedom' (PA Images)
10:05am, Sat 04 Apr 2020
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The LPGA Tour has been put on hold until the majority of international players are able to take part after the coronavirus pandemic. 

The next five LPGA events have either been postponed or cancelled as the US Women's Open has been pushed back from June to December. 

Commissioner Mike Whan said: "I couldn't see us running an event where half of our players couldn't play.

"We feel we've got to be in the 75% kind of range of players eligible for the event who could play."

There has been much confusion among players which is why Whan has 'established a line in the sand'.

"So by establishing a line in the sand and saying this is the plan - not just for players but caddies too - it gave them some freedom to say 'I don't have to think about that part of it'," said Whan.

"Eight weeks from now is going to be quite a bit different. Checking in every two weeks, we were adding to anxiety rather than relieving it for a lot of athletes." he added.

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