The R&A is relied upon to drop the 2020 Open Championship, various sources disclose to Golf Digest. The sources talked on the state of secrecy since they are not approved to talk about the dropping freely.
The choice, which could be declared as right on time as Thursday, comes after the All England Club dropped the Wimbledon tennis competition (planned for June 29) on Wednesday. Sources revealed to Golf Digest a week ago the R&A was anticipating the choice on Wimbledon before continuing.
The Open was set to be challenged beginning July 16 at Royal St. George’s Golf Club, which would have facilitated its fifteenth Open and first since 2011. The last time the Open wasn’t played was in 1945 in light of World War II.
Some portion of the explanation the title is being dropped as opposed to delayed like the Masters and PGA Championship has to do with protection, a source says. Like Wimbledon, the R&A has an approach that shields against a worldwide pandemic, and a source showed the Open would need to drop by a specific date so as to gather on its protection premium.
“The R&A is the most [insured] of the considerable number of competitions,” a source said. “They have total scratch-off protection. I simply don’t perceive any golf [being played] before August.”
Is can’t the R&A would come back to Royal St. George’s in 2021 and rather would adhere to its rota plan. The Old Course at St. Andrews is scheduled to have the Open in 2021, with Royal Liverpool on the docket for 2022 and Royal Troon in 2023.
Prior on Wednesday, the USGA and R&A officially reported that the 41st Curtis Cup, set to be held at Conwy Golf Club in Wales, will be pushed back to summer of 2021. The R&A additionally pushed back the British Amateur and British Women’s Amateur from June to August.