One of the last events of the LPGA Tour 2021 was canceled on Monday.
The Toto Japan Classic will not take place as planned in Otsu, Japan, November 4-7, the circuit said, citing “Persistent health problems and severe travel restrictions caused by the global pandemic. “
The tournament will not be rescheduled for this season, but the LPGA has announced plans to host the event next year.
Following this week’s Cognizant Founders Cup in West Caldwell, NJ, the LPGA had scheduled a four event Asian tour. However, three of the four Asian events are now canceled. The Buick LPGA Shanghai, scheduled for October 14-17, and the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA, scheduled for October 28-31 in Taipei, have been discontinued.
The only Asian event remaining is the BMW Ladies Championship, October 21-24 in Busan, South Korea.
The LPGA will return to the United States for the final two events of the season: the Pelican Women’s Championship, November 11-14 in Belleair, Fla., And the CME Group Championship, November 18-21 in Naples, Florida. Florida.
Japanese Ai Suzuki won the Toto Japan Classic in 2019, the last time it was contested as an LPGA co-sponsored event. The tournament was held in 2020, but only as part of the Japan tour, and South Korean Jiyai Shin was the champion.
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