2020 Australian Golf Open postponed due to coronavirus

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2020 Australian Golf Open postponed due to coronavirus





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Australian golfer Matt Jones kisses the champion trophy of the last Australian Open on December 8, 2019 in Sydney


The 2020 Australian Open of Golf, scheduled for November, was postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic, organizers said on Tuesday, hoping the tournament could be held in early 2021.

The tournament would have had to be played at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne. That year 2020 will thus be the first since World War II in which the Australian Open will not be held.

“The uncertainty regarding quarantine obligations for players coming to Australia had to be taken into account,” explained Australian Open manager Simon Brookhouse.

The tournament representative stated that the organizers plan to hold it on a date between “January and March 2021.”

Australia registered 549 new cases in 24 hours on Monday, a record since the start of the pandemic.

The country closed its borders to most international travelers to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some exceptions are granted to athletes who agree to be placed on arrival in a fourteen-day quarantine.

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