The R&A has announced the postponement of the Curtis Cup, The Amateur Championship and the Women’s Amateur Championship following advice provided by the UK Government, health authorities and the R&A’s own medical consultants in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 41st Curtis Cup, which was due to take place at Conwy Golf Club from June 12-14, has been rescheduled to 2021 following consultation with the USGA. The revised dates will be advised in due course.
The Amateur Championship at Royal Birkdale and West Lancashire, due to take place from June 15-20, and The Women’s Amateur Championship at Kilmarnock (Barassie), due to take place from June 23-27, are being rescheduled for the week commencing August 24, 2020. These plans are subject to further revision dependent on the situation with the pandemic.
Duncan Weir, Executive Director – Golf Development and Amateur Championships at The R&A, said: “We have a responsibility to protect the health and well-being of the players and everyone involved in our events so it is the right course of action to take. We are grateful to all of the venues for their continuing support in these challenging circumstances and will update everyone involved with our plans.”