The PGA Tour introduced Friday that its China series has canceled its period due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The circuit, just one of the tour’s international developmental leagues, was just one of the initially experienced sporting operations to halt engage in in 2020 amid the COVID-19 outbreak. In accordance to a PGA Tour statement, endeavours were created to host a 2021 marketing campaign but the ongoing wellbeing disaster presented obstacles “too complicated to triumph over.”
“We remain fully commited to the area and want to do anything we can to give aggressive options for players in Asia and from the Pacific Rim,” stated Greg Carlson, PGA Tour Collection-China govt director. “We are striving to go after other prospects for our players to perform in 2021. We will also acquire this pause and appraise what we might be ready to do in 2022.”
The tour also presented updates on two of its other feeder circuits, the Mackenzie (Canada) and PGA Tour Latinoamérica. The Mackenzie will host a collection of qualifying tournaments in get to fill out its 2021 membership. While the Canadian border is at present closed to non-critical journey, the tour will carry out these events commencing in February in buy to get ready for the restriction’s eventual lifting, allowing the Mackenzie Tour to start functions in late May well. Six qualifiers will be held in the United States, a person in British Columbia.
“Because the bulk of those people are held in the U.S., where by permitted, we will progress with these tournaments in a safe and sound and accountable manner,” mentioned Scott Pritchard, Mackenzie Tour executive director. “Once all those tournaments are concluded and we have a membership, we will be in a posture to carry out a time when we are offered the go-forward from the various health and fitness authorities with which we are in dialogue.
The Mackenzie Tour will announce its formal routine, with a time ranging from late Could to mid September, in the near future.
As for the PGA Tour Latinoamérica, the tour will announce its schedule in the upcoming several weeks, with an predicted restart (equivalent to the Korn Ferry Tour, it will use a wrap-all-around time structure) in March.