Coronavirus: LPGA major the Evian Championship cancelled

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The Evian Championship will not take place in 2020, the LPGA Tour announced on Tuesday.

Restrictions on travel and government quarantine protocols mean the major, which was scheduled to take place in Evian-les-Bains from August 6-9 after being pushed back from July, will not take place this year.

The event will return to the schedule in 2021.

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LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said: "I have been incredibly impressed by the entire team at the Evian Championship. They worked so hard to host this global event despite the obvious challenges.

"They know that high-pursed, career-changing events like the Evian are more important than ever, especially in an LPGA year that has been drastically reduced due to COVID-19.

"I know this was a tough decision for everyone involved, but it's one that we had to take given the restrictions we faced.

"It is disappointing to miss a major championship but Evian's strong history of showcasing the best female golfers will continue once again when we return in 2021. We look forward to being back on the mountain in Evian next year and for a long time to come."

The British Open is scheduled to be the first major of the season in August, with the ANA Inspiration having previously been moved from April to September due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The PGA Championship was switched to October from a date in June, while the U.S. Open was delayed until December.

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