Liberty Corner, New Jersey, United States: Due to on-going health and safety concerns from the Covid-19 pandemic, the 75th US Women’s Open Championship will be conducted without spectators on-site.
“Following extensive consultation with health officials, we have decided that hosting the US Women’s Open without spectators will provide the best opportunity to conduct the championship safely for all involved,” said John Bodenhamer, the USGA’s Senior Managing Director of Championships.
“While we are disappointed that we won’t be able to welcome fans and their unmatched energy at Champions Golf Club (Houston, Texas), we know this is the right decision for the community and players,” he added.
The USGA announced on April 3 that the 75th US Women’s Open, initially scheduled for June 4-7, would be moved to December 10-13. To account for reduced daylight, the Jackrabbit Course at Champions Golf Club will be used in conjunction with the Cypress Creek Course, which was originally slated to host all four rounds of championship play.
In June, it was announced that the championship would be conducted without traditional qualifying.
“We are thankful to Champions Golf Club for its continued flexibility and dedication to making the 75th US Women’s Open possible,” said Bodenhamer. “Jack and Robin Burke and the rest of the club have been true partners as we navigate these unprecedented times.”
Tickets purchased directly through the USGA will be automatically refunded to the method of payment used to purchase the tickets.
“While 2020 has brought unique challenges to conducting the US Women’s Open, we have used it as an opportunity to innovate and find new, exciting ways to bring the championship to life for fans around the world,” said Craig Annis, Chief Brand Officer of the USGA.
“Through our partnership with NBCUniversal and our digital platforms, fans will have unparalleled access to the championship and players across all their devices,” he added.