Sydney | The Australian Open of golf 2020, expected in November, has been postponed because of the outbreak of coronavirus, said on Tuesday the organizers, who hoped that the tournament could be held in early 2021.
The tournament should have been held at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne. 2020 will be the first year since the Second world War, during which the Australian Open will not be.
“The uncertainty as to the obligations of quarantine for the players travelling to Australia had to be taken into account “, explained the manager of the Australian Open, Simon Brookhouse.
He said that the organisers were considering holding the tournament to a date between January and march of 2021 “.
Australia reported Monday 549 new cases in 24 hours, a record since the beginning of the pandemic that shows how much the country struggles to contain contamination outbreaks in the State of Victoria, whose capital is Melbourne.
The country has closed its borders to most international travellers to prevent the spread of the pandemic Covid-19. Some exceptions include athletes who agree to place their arrival in quarantine for 14 days.