Australian PGA Championship Moved To February Because Of Virus
Sumaira FH 2 days ago Wed 16th September 2020 | 08:30 AM
Sydney, Sept 16 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Sep, 2020 ) :Former world number one Adam Scott will have to wait a few more months to defend his Australian PGA Championship after organisers on Wednesday announced a coronavirus-induced delay to this year's tournament.
The event -- previously won by the likes of Ian Baker-Finch, Greg Norman and Seve Ballesteros -- had been scheduled for Brisbane, Queensland, in December, but a bar on interstate travel means it will now take place in February.
"With a raft of strict control measures in place across most Australian states, the difficult decision to reschedule the tournament was made in hope restrictions will ease by early next year," a PGA Tour of Australasia statement said.
Last year Queensland native and former US Masters champion Scott beat fellow Australian Michael Hendry by two strokes to win the event co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia.