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Women's Evian golf major postponed over coronavirus

2020-03-27 17:48
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Organisers on Friday announced the postponement of the women's Evian Championships, put back because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Originally scheduled for 23-26 July, the championship, held in Evian-les-Bains, France, has been switched to 6-9 August.

The organisers of the Evian, a US and European Tour event, said they had been approached by the US tour about rescheduling.

"When LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan told us about his scheduling issues, we naturally stepped up. This is how our partnership has worked for the past 20 years," said event chairperson Franck Riboud.

Golf has taken a huge hit from the coronavirus with the PGA Tour effectively suspended until 17 May and the LPGA Tour on hold until 3 May.

The Evian is one of five majors on the women's Tour.

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