The coronavirus was not too long ago declared a world health and fitness emergency by the Environment Health and fitness Group this 7 days. What does this have to do with golf? Nicely, the LPGA canceled its 2020 Blue Bay function in March as a final result.
The coronavirus originated in the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan, which is 1,five hundred miles from Hainan Island where by the Blue Bay LPGA was intended to just take area. About 200 folks in China have died so much from the coronavirus.
Here is what the LPGA claimed in a assertion.
Specified the latest health and fitness worries and major travel constraints put in area owing to the coronavirus in China, the LPGA along with our partners in China have manufactured the selection to cancel the 2020 Blue Bay LPGA, which was scheduled to just take area March 5-8 on Hainan Island. Any time you cancel an function, it is a tricky selection and we respect how tough our title spouse (Blue Bay), IMG, the China LPGA and the China Golfing Affiliation have worked to host an incredible function.
The health and fitness and basic safety of our gamers, followers and all people doing work on the function is often our optimum priority. Though we are disappointed that the event will not likely just take area this time, we glance ahead to heading back to Blue Bay in 2021 and for a lot of many years to come.
The five winners of the Blue Bay LPGA signify a rather numerous team in a area that’s generally rather powerful. The event is just five many years previous, and these are your five champs.
- 2018: Gaby Lopez — Mexico
- 2017: Shanshan Feng — China
- 2016: Minjee Lee — Australia
- 2015: Sei Young Kim — South Korea
- 2014: Le-Anne Speed — South Africa
The Blue Bay LPGA was sandwiched amongst the HSBC Women’s Environment Championship in Singapore and the Founders Cup in Arizona afterwards on in March.