The LPGA Tour will return from its COVID-19 shutdown with two tournaments in Ohio, beginning with the brand new Drive On Championship three-day occasion from July 31 to Aug. 2, officers mentioned on Tuesday.
The Drive On Championship on the Inverness Membership in Toledo might be performed with out spectators, a pro-am or sponsors, however the Marathon LPGA Traditional to be held the next week in Sylvania, Ohio will welcome again followers on the Highland Meadows Golf Membership.
“Thanks partly to the generosity of our companions who couldn’t reschedule their occasions in 2020, we’re including a priceless further taking part in alternative for our LPGA Tour members,” mentioned LPGA commissioner Mike Whan in assertion.
“This new occasion will permit us to check our COVID-19 protocols earlier than we get to welcome again our followers on the Marathon LPGA Traditional offered by Dana.”
The Drive On Championship will mark the LPGA’s first occasion in over 5 months, after the novel coronavirus outbreak shut down the Tour following the Girls’s Australia Open on Feb. 16.
The PGA Tour made its return final week with no spectators on the Charles Schwab Problem in Fort Value, Texas received by Daniel Berger.