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British Open cancels 2020 tournament, Masters, US Open, PGA Championship rescheduled

British Open cancels 2020 tournament
Posted at 10:26 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 11:24:38-04

The British Open is the latest sporting event to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The tournament confirmed that it was canceling the event for the first time since World War II in a statement on Monday.

The tournament was scheduled to take place between July 12 and 19.

The announcement came the same day that golf's three other major tournaments announced that they still plan to hold tournaments later this year.

The Masters, which were supposed to take place this week, will now take place Nov. 9-15.

The U.S. Open, scheduled for June, will take place Sept. 14-20, and the PGA Championship, scheduled for May, will take place Aug. 3-9. All locations will remain the same.

"In collaboration with the leading organizations in golf, Augusta National Golf Club has identified November 9-15 as the intended dates to host the 2020 Masters Tournament," Augusta National Chair Fred Ridley said in a statement. "Along the way, we hope the anticipation of staging the Masters Tournament in the fall brings a moment of joy to the Augusta community and all those who love the sport."

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