2020 Australian Open postponed

News release:

” Its frustrating to have to concern these sorts of decisions. Provided the unpredictability around international travel limitations and the effect of COVID-19 around the globe, we have put the health and wellness of all those who bring this tournament to life first,” Nick Dastey, Tournaments Director Australasia, said.

The decision means the Australian All Abilities Championship, which features the leading 12 gamers on the World Rankings for Golfers with a Disability, will likewise be delayed as the competition is played as part of the Australian Open field.

This years Australian Open has been held off due to unpredictability surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

” We will continue to work closely with all stakeholders to find a suitable date early next year.”

The PGA, Golf Australia and the event partner, Sportfive, and the Victorian Government would continue to monitor the scenario and offer updates when any additional info is available.

” Unfortunately, it is not an easy matter of whether or not we could co-ordinate any international stars to go to,” Brookhouse said.

Combined with the pandemic, Golf Australias General Manager of Golf Operations Simon Brookhouse said the rescheduling of the major championships, particularly the Masters from 12-15 November, supplied challenges in assembling a first-rate field.

” The unpredictability of the quarantine requirements for COVID-19 for any gamers coming from outside Australia needed to be considered. These requirements would unquestionably have an effect on our homegrown heroes before they would have the ability to think about playing, too.”

The 105th edition of the Australian Open was to be played at Melbournes Kingston Heath in November.

However public health factors associated with COVID-19 have priority and to consider had been the main reason behind deciding to hold off.