The Australian Open of golf will not be part of the sports calendar for the second year in a row. The test has been permanently canceled due
The Australian Open of golf will not be part of the sports calendar for the second year in a row. The test has been permanently canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic after several months of postponements.
The oldest tournament in the country was to be held for its 105th edition at Melbourne’s Kingston Heath Golf Club in November, but the city is on alert for the course of Covid-19. In addition, for foreigners getting to Australia is extremely difficult so the organization has decided to cancel the men’s and women’s tournament and the Player’s Golf Association (PGA) Australian Championship.
For the moment Australia’s international borders remain closed for most travelers, though Canberra earlier this month announced measures to ease restrictions when vaccination targets of 80% were met.
The Australian Open of golf was canceled last year for the first time since World War II
“The decision was not made lightly, but we believe it is the right decision in the current circumstances we find ourselves in,” said Golf Australia CEO James Sutherland.
The tournament already had to be suspended last edition due to the expansion of the coronavirus pandemic, being the first time since World War II that the event was not played, as happened with the Wimbledon tennis tournament.
The PGA Tour is the premier North American men’s professional golf circuit. The main golf tournament organized by the PGA Tour is the Players Championship, considered one of the best championships because it is restricted to the best golfers and has a prize pool higher than that of the majors.