European Tour’s Kenya Open Canceled As Coronavirus Fears Continue To Impact Pro Golf
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2020-03-13
By KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, Golf.com
The 2020 Magical Kenya Open, originally scheduled for March 12-15, 2020, will no longer take place as fears about the worldwide coronavirus outbreak rise, according to a statement by the European Tour.
But it wasn’t the Tour who chose to cancel the event. Instead, the decision was made by the Kenyan government, which has indefinitely suspended all International events in the country in an attempt to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, officially known as Covid-19.
According to the statement by the European Tour, “Due to the threat posed by the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Government of Kenya, has this morning advised of their decision to postpone all meetings and conferences in the country of an international nature, a suspension which will be reviewed in a month’s time.”
“This means the Magical Kenya Open Presented by Absa on the European Tour,” the statement continues, ...”will now not take place.”