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2020 US Senior PGA Championship cancelled

4.35pm 2nd April 2020 - Coronavirus News

The 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, scheduled to be held at Harbor Shores Resort in Michigan, USA from May 19-24, has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The tournament will return in 2021, when it will be held at Southern Hills Country Club in Oklahoma from May 25-30. The tournament is scheduled to return to Harbor Shores in 2022.

“While we are incredibly disappointed, we all understand that protecting public health is the highest priority,” said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh. “We are especially disappointed for the Benton Harbor community, our friends at KitchenAid and the fans and volunteers who support this important championship so passionately.”  

“This was not an easy decision. This Championship means so much to our KitchenAid brand and the Southwest Michigan community, however the health and safety of our community is our priority,” said Jeff Noel, vice president of communications and public affairs for Whirlpool Corporation, parent company of KitchenAid. “We thank our corporate and hospitality partners and our 1,600 volunteers for their continued support of the Championship. The contestants have become a welcomed extension of our community over the years and while we are incredibly disappointed that the Championship will not return to Benton Harbor in 2020, we know that this is the right thing to do.”

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