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Coronavirus continues to swing like a wrecking ball through the summer golf schedule, with news that the R&A has been forced to postpone three high-profile amateur events.

The Curtis Cup, scheduled to take place at Conwy Golf Club in Wales from June 12-14, has been pushed back to 2021 in agreement with the USGA. The revised dates for the GB&I-USA women’s amateur team event will be confirmed in due course.

Meanwhile, the Amateur Championship at Royal Birkdale and West Lancashire, due to take place from June 15-20, and the Women’s Amateur Championship, which had set for Kilmarnock (Barassie) from June 23-27, have been rescheduled for the week beginning August 24, 2020.

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These plans are, however, dependent on the situation with the pandemic.


Duncan Weir, the Executive Director of Golf Development and Amateur Championships at The R&A, said” “We have a responsibility to protect the health and well-being of the players and everyone involved in our events so it is the right course of action to take.

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“We are grateful to all of the venues for their continuing support in these challenging circumstances and will update everyone involved with our plans.

“We continue to review our 2020 professional championships and the remainder of our domestic amateur season. Further information will be issued in due course.”

As yet, there is no official word on what the R&A plans to do regarding this summer’s Open Championship at Royal St George’s.

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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