The coronavirus pandemic officially added another event to the list of canceled sports on Monday.
The 149th playing of The Open Championship at Royal St. George’s will wait until 2021. With the 150th Open Championship scheduled at historic St. Andrews originally for 2021, the R&A canceled the Open for 2020 and moved both tournaments back a year.
In other words, the 149th Open at St. George’s will now run July 11-18 in 2021 with the 150th Open at St. Andrews from July 10-17 in 2022.
The other major championships in 2020 were officially given new dates as well.
The Masters, which was scheduled to be played this week, will now be in November (12-15). Instead of being the first major, the Masters would be the last of 2020, if it gets played.
Next, the PGA Championship, initially scheduled for May 14-17, will be played in August (6-9) still at Harding Park in San Francisco.
Then, the U.S. Open, originally scheduled for June 16-19, is being moved to September (17-20) at Winged Foot in Mamaronek, New York.
Finally, the Ryder Cup will keep its previous days, for now, running Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin.
Obviously if the coronavirus pandemic continues these dates could be changed again or the events just canceled altogether.