The LPGA Tour canceled its tournament in Shanghai later this year due to ongoing restrictions in China related to COVID-19.
The Buick LPGA Shanghai was scheduled to be held at Qizhong Garden Golf Club from October 13th to 16th. The tour said in a statement it hopes to “compete in front of our fans at Qizhong Garden Golf Club in the future.”
The LPGA Tour announced its decision with the China Golf Association and PGA Tour also canceling their Shanghai event – the WGC-HSBC Champions, which is scheduled for October 27-30.
It is the third consecutive year that both tours have canceled their respective events in Shanghai due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Danielle Kang won the recent Buick LPGA Shanghai in 2019.
Wednesday’s announcements came as residents in parts of Shanghai and Beijing were ordered to undergo further rounds of COVID-19 testing after new cases were discovered.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/34200632/buick-lpga-shanghai-canceled-3rd-straight-year-due-covid-19-restrictions-china Buick LPGA Shanghai canceled for 3rd straight year due to COVID-19 restrictions in China