WGC-HSBC Champions cancelled again due to COVID-19

The annual World Golf Championship event in Shanghai was cancelled for the second straight year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Representative Image: WGC-HSBC Champions was cancelled again due to COVID-19.

The annual World Golf Championship event in Shanghai was cancelled for the second straight year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan told reporters on Tuesday that, the WGC-HSBC Champions, co-sponsored by the PGA and European Tours, would not go on as planned October 28-31. It was also called off in October 2020 due to the pandemic and related travel restrictions.

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Monahan said the alternate PGA Tour event scheduled for that week, the Bermuda Championship, would receive an elevated status, with a larger prize purse and a full FedEx Cup points allocation, to replace the lost WGC event.

Monahan also said another stop on the tour's Asian swing, the Zozo Championship, will remain in Japan Oct. 21-24. The CJ Cup, usually held in South Korea, was moved to Las Vegas for the second straight year when the tour released its 2021-22 schedule this month.

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