The British Open was canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus.
The 149th Open to be held at the Golf Club Royal St George’s in Kent in July.
But with the pandemic tear the sporting calendar 2020 Lint, the event has become the first to cancel this year.
oldest major golf will now be organized in four major sports in the same place at Sandwich in July 2021.
“Open was to be played in Kent 12-19 July, but it was necessary to cancel the championship based on the UK government guidelines, health authorities, public services and R & advisors has, “organizers & R has in a statement Monday.
St Andrews will always welcome the 150th British Open, but anplus later than expected in 2022.
The British Open is the last high-level tournament because of the virus ax.
Wimbledon was canceled for the first time since World War II last week, while the Euro 2020 and the Olympics were postponed a year until 2021.
Ireland Shane Lowry won last year’s British Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.
“Obviously I’m disappointed that I will defend the Open Championship this year, but I feel that the R & A have made the right decisions based on people’s health and safety. Rendez to Royal St George’s in 2021, “Lowry tweeted.
Royal St George hosted the British Open 14 times, most recently in 2011, when Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland won the event.
Open, which began en1860, was also not previously held from 1915 to 1919 because of the First World War
Danny Willett of England, who won the 2016 Masters , told the BBC, “Adjournment or cancelations is something that we are accustomed to until everyone is safe and safe sport.
“It’s a shame but there are bigger things than golf at the moment. “
both this year’s Masters and PGA Championship were postponed in March because of the health crisis and was rescheduled after the postponement British Open.
the PGA Championship, which was initialement held in May, is now ready to be staged from August 6 to 9 at Harding Park in San Francisco.
the US Open has been moved from June 17-20 September, the week before the shock of the Ryder Cup between Europe and the United States ee.
The Masters, which usually takes place in April, is now expected to go ahead from November 12 to 15 at Augusta National.