Golf – EPGA – Coronavirus: the European Tour in uncertainty

While the cancellations and postponements of tournaments follow one another for a few weeks now, the European Tour has also been in the dark. Contacted on Tuesday, a Tour official admitted his helplessness in the face of the multiple consequences of the pandemic: “ The European Tour continues to follow the rapid development of the world situation as regards the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are still evaluating its effect on all our events. This includes the impact of tournament postponements in terms of ranking to Race to Dubai, points for the Ryder Cup and for the world ranking. No decision will be taken until the world situation is clearer. Public health and the well-being of all remain the top priority. “ All the news related to the coronavirus The puzzle is likely to be total when the game can resume, between the Majors reprogrammed to other dates this season (Masters, PGA Championship for now) and the tournaments to be re-shoehorned into the calendar. The impact of this crisis on both the Race to Dubai ranking and that of the Ryder Cup will also be certain. Should we freeze the points? Should we review the value of “small” tournaments at the end of the season? Should the 2020 season be canceled outright? The European Tour is currently considering all options and will communicate on any decisions to be taken as soon as the overall situation becomes less uncertain. All golf news Finally, many questions will inevitably arise as to the number of players who can benefit from a full right of play in 2021. Should we simply renew all the holders of the 2020 card? Because with potentially very few tournaments to play during the future recovery, certain categories of players (those from European cards in particular) are likely to have enormous difficulty in aligning themselves on a regular basis on a circuit to which they however belong de facto . The puzzle is just beginning. “Data-reactid =” 19 “> Asked about the consequences of the Covid-19 for the 2020 season, the European Tour was struggling to answer. Still dependent on the evolution of the virus through the globe, the continental circuit is not taking any concrete measures for the moment. Not easy to see clearly in the thick fog of the Covid-19. While the cancellations and postponements of tournaments follow one another for a few weeks, the European Tour remains also in total blur. Contacted on Tuesday, a Tour official admitted his helplessness in the face of the multiple consequences of the pandemic: The European Tour continues to follow the rapid development of the world situation as regards the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are still evaluating its effect on all our events. This includes the impact of tournament postponements in terms of ranking to Race to Dubai, points for the Ryder Cup and for the world ranking. No decision will be taken until the world situation is clearer. Public health and the well-being of all remain the top priority. “ All the news related to the coronavirus The puzzle risks to be total when the game will be able to resume, between the Major rescheduled for other dates this season (Masters, PGA Championship for now) and the tournaments to be rewired -foot in the calendar. The impact of this crisis on both the Race to Dubai ranking and that of the Ryder Cup will also be certain. Should we freeze the points? Should we review the value of “small” tournaments at the end of the season? Should the 2020 season be canceled outright? The European Tour is currently considering all options and will communicate on any decisions to be taken as soon as the overall situation becomes less uncertain. All the latest golf news Finally, many questions will inevitably arise as to the number of players who can benefit from a full playing right in 2021. Should we simply renew all holders of the 2020 card? Because with potentially very few tournaments to play during the future recovery, certain categories of players (those from European cards in particular) are likely to have enormous difficulty in aligning themselves on a regular basis on a circuit to which they however belong de facto . The puzzle is just beginning.