This year’s Senior Open Championship, which was due to take place at Sunningdale Golf Club in Berkshire from July 23-26, has been postponed due to the continuing threat posed by the spread of COVID-19.
Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, Executive Director – Championships at The R&A, said: “We have made the decision to postpone The Senior Open Presented by Rolex following discussions with all stakeholders and with public health and wellbeing the absolute priority. We will continue to investigate alternative options to host The Senior Open later in the year if at all possible and will make an announcement in due course.”
Mark Aspland, Head of the Staysure Tour, said: “The decision to postpone The Senior Open Presented by Rolex has been made in the best interests of everyone involved. Our priority is ensuring the health and safety of all players, spectators and sponsors, and it is therefore the right decision to postpone the event. We will continue to work closely with The R&A, Rolex and other key stakeholders to reschedule the event at a later date when we have further clarity on the global situation. Our thoughts are with everyone right now as we continue the global fight against the spread of Coronavirus.”
The Open Championship, which was due to be held a week earlier at Royal St George’s in Kent, has been cancelled and moved to a new date in 2021.