Golf: Challenge Tour Postpones South Africa’s Tilt Over COVID-19 Concerns


(Reuters) – The European Challenge Tour and Sunshine Tour postponed three co-sanctioned events on Wednesday that were due to take place in South Africa next month due to security concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The South African Challenge Tour swing will now begin in the week of April 22-25, with the tournament and location to be announced later.

The opening event will be followed by the Cape Town Open at the Royal Cape Golf Club from April 29 to May 2 and the Dimension Data Pro-Am at the Fancourt Golf Estate from May 6 to 9.

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“In light of the current global increase in COVID-19 cases and after consulting with our own health experts … we believe it is the most responsible course of action to postpone these tournaments,” Thomas said. Abt, curator of the Sunshine Tour.

“The safety of our members and staff is our primary concern.”

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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