Over the last few days, we have heard louder and louder rumblings that The Open Championship would be either postponed or canceled for this golf season. Today, the hammer finally fell and for the first time since 1945, during the Second World War, the tournament was canceled.
The British Open is the second major sporting event in the country to be canceled because of the COVID-19 virus in as many weeks. Last week, Wimbledon, the premier tennis major of the season, was also canceled over virus concerns in the United Kingdom. In recent days, the Queen delivered her fifth ever address to the people of the UK, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been hospitalized and recently moved into the Intensive Care Unit following a positive test.
Professional golf’s remaining three majors have come together to attempt to salvage the remainder of the season. The new major schedule is as follows:
Since this week would have been Masters Week, the biggest news today is that the annual tournament held at Augusta National Golf Course, has been moved to November in an effort to ensure someone will wear the Green Jacket this year.
Is there any doubt that the golf course will be stunning as the leaves change color? Can the Green Jacket look seasonally appropriate over, let’s just say, a red polo shirt, in the middle of the Fall?
When professional sports do return, we will have The Masters to look forward too. We will also see just how Tiger Woods manages to put the jacket on himself as he repeats this Fall.