Golf’s Asian Tour stated on Sunday it’s planning to renew its 2020 season in September with the Shinhan Donghae Open in South Korea as governments across the area transfer to loosen measures geared toward containing the unfold of the novel Corona Virus.
The $1.181 million event will tee off in the South Korean metropolis of Incheon on Sept. 10, with back-to-back occasions in Taiwan and Japan lined up in the next weeks, stated the governing physique for males’s skilled golf in Asia.
The Asian Tour season, which began in January in Hong Kong, was suspended in March as governments imposed lockdowns and journey curbs to comprise the Corona Virus outbreak. “We are focusing on a conservative restart in September due to the present predicament with restrictions on air journey and huge gatherings,” Asian Tour chief government Cho Minn Thant stated in a press release.
Governments in Asia have began to slowly ease lockdowns because the charges of an infection slows in some nations however there are issues a couple of second wave of infections when economies totally reopen. “The final lifting of quarantine intervals will decide the Tour’s capability to renew full-scale operations,” Cho stated.
The Asian Tour was focusing on between 10 to 12 occasions from September to December, he stated. While they hoped to get better a lot of the season, Cho stated there have been already plans to increase it into 2021. He additionally stated the early tournaments would look totally different resulting from heightened well being and security rules. “If we have to reduce the variety of international vacationers touring into a bunch nation, we could must do with out personal caddies, entourages, and assist employees,” stated Cho. The U.S. PGA Tour restarts in Texas on Thursday, whereas golf in Europe resumes with the British Masters on July 22.