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Many golf tournaments continue to be postponed because of Covid-19

The American Professional Golf Association (PGAA) postponed the major PGA Championship, while the PGA Tour stopped playing until mid-May.

PGA Championship belongs to the traditional annual quartet, in addition to Masters, US Open and The Open Championship. According to initial plans, this year’s tournament is expected to take place at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco from May 14 to May 17, with Brooks Koepka as the current champion.

Last weekend, Augusta National indefinitely postponed Masters by nCoV. Recently they also announced the closure of the yard this weekend for the same reason.

On March 16, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) proposed stopping events gathering more than 50 people for eight weeks. On the same day, the San Francisco government declared a “proactive home detention” status, advising residents to limit leaving home except for urgent needs. This city has about seven million inhabitants.

The escalating Covid-19 in the US also continues to cause further damage to the schedule of the PGA Tour. On the same day with the announcement of the postponement of the PGA Championship, the PGA Tour decided to postpone four more events, including the RBC Heritage, the Zurich Classic, the Wells Fargo Championship and the Byron Nelson Championship.

This series of events takes place in consecutive weeks after The Masters (April 9 to April 12). The PGA Tour, therefore, remained unmoved until mid-May. The same situation applies to the remaining five affiliated arenas. Last week, the plague caused the PGA Tour to close the main event of The Players Championship right after the opening round and then a series of four tournaments in three consecutive weeks from now to the beginning of April.

According to internal sources, the world’s most powerful golf organizations and organizations have had a private discussion in the past two days about the plan to save the 2020 season and the major before the complicated development of nCoV.

The week from August 3 is being planned for the PGA Championship. By then, Covid-19 is likely to be under control, and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic men’s golf course content has been completed, leaving only women’s content. In addition, because the Winged Foot yard in Westchester County, New York is a hot spot for nCoV, golf leaders are also considering a contingency plan for the US Open. It is bringing this event to Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania, or Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina.

Premier League stops matches until April 4 due to COVID-19

After Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi catch coronavirus, all professional football in England is halted for three weeks. Therefore, Premier League stops matches until April 4.

The Premier League, League One, League Two, the Championship, FA Women’s Championship, FA Women’s Super League, and FA Cup quarter-finals have all immediately halted competitive action.

The two friendlies on March 27 and 31 of England at Wembley have also been postponed – while the Champions League and Europa League ties next week were called off as well as the European Championships in June are presently under threat.

However, with the situation expected to get even worse, it is not certain that the season will be ready to restart on April 3. Moreover, the packed football calendar can make it impossible to fit in every match before the planned end date of May 17.

Chief executive of Aston Villa Christian Purslow said that it was unsure whether or not the Premier League season would be completed after leaving a meeting at the League’s office in London.

Meanwhile, English non-league fixtures are still going ahead with the National League’s decision to allow matches in its three divisions to take place this weekend – offering an option to fans left without attending any game.

Scottish football has also announced an immediate suspension across all leagues, with every match postponed until ‘further notice’ while the Football Association of Wales has decided to postpone domestic football in Wales, until April 4.

The advice of government on mass gatherings in England has not changed in spite of the decision to move into the ‘delay’ phase in fighting with the virus, but the spread of COVID-19 among competitors has forced organizers.

It follows staff and players being affected by coronavirus, or individuals self-isolating after reporting the symptoms. Three players of Leicester are being tested and the squad of Everton are now in self-isolation.