USGA cancels first two championships on its 2020 schedule

Updated: May 13, 2020

The start of the USGA’s competition calendar is closing in, but as the first scheduled event, the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, draws closer, the organization has joined nearly every other major golf association in reacting to the coronavirus threat.

The USGA announced it would cancel the Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, scheduled for April 25-29 at Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Florida, in addition to the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, scheduled for May 23-27 at Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) Cricket Club.

Neither event will be rescheduled in 2020.

In addition, the USGA has already made changes to its other top tournaments. 

The United States Open will be moved from its June dates to Sept, 17-20 at Winged Foot Golf Club in New York while the U.S. Women’s Open will now be held Dec. 10-13 at Champions Golf Club in Houston, moving from its original dates in June as well.

The Masters has moved from it April dates to November, with the major championship being held Nov. 12-15 at Augusta National.

Other news and notes from the USGA: The Curtis Cup (an event where the top amateurs from the U.S. play against Europe) has been cancelled for 2020 and will be played in 2021. And the Drive, Chip and Putt event has been postponed to 2021.