This is how the R&A's amateur schedule for 2020 looks as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect golf

The coronavirus pandemic has caused huge disruption in the professional game – and it’s no different on the amateur golf scene, with tournaments cancelled and rearranged.

The game’s governing body, the R&A, have been monitoring their 2020 championship season and – to date – the following international events have been cancelled.

  • The St Andrews Trophy (in agreement with the EGA)
  • The R&A Boys’ Home Internationals
  • The R&A Women’s and Girls’ Home Internationals
  • The Junior Vagliano Trophy and The Jacques Leglise Trophy (in agreement with the EGA)
  • The R&A Men’s and Women’s Senior Home International

The Curtis Cup has been postponed until next year, but the R&A Junior Open, due to have been played from July 13-15 at Littlestone, has been cancelled.

The R&A has also updated its schedule for its 2020 amateur championships and international matches as follows:

  • The R&A Girls’ Amateur Championship will be played from 11-15 August at Southport & Ainsdale as scheduled
  • The R&A Boys’ Amateur Championship will be played from 11-16 August at Moortown and Alwoodley as scheduled
  • The R&A Women’s Senior Amateur Championship will be played from 19-21 August at Ashridge as scheduled
  • The Women’s Amateur Championship has been rescheduled from 23-27 June to 25-29 August at Kilmarnock (Barassie)
  • The Amateur Championship has been rescheduled from 15-20 June to 25-30 August at Royal Birkdale and West Lancashire
  • The R&A Senior Amateur Championship has been rescheduled from 29-31 July to 23-25 September at Royal Cinque Ports, Deal

An R&A statement said: “These plans are dependent on the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and we will continue to follow the guidance from the UK Government, health authorities and our own medical consultants.”

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