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U.S. Open rescheduled for September, two other Opens cancelled
The U.S. Open will be held at Winged Foot GC (Golfweek photo)
The U.S. Open will be held at Winged Foot GC (Golfweek photo)

The U.S. Open has been rescheduled as the major men's golf calendar continues to try to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The 120th edition of the USGA's flagship event will now be played September 17-20 and will stay at Winged Foot Golf Club.

"We are hopeful that postponing the championship will offer us the opportunity to mitigate health and safety issues while still providing us with the best opportunity to conduct the U.S. Open this year," said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA. "We are incredibly thankful to the membership and staff at Winged Foot for their flexibility and support. We are also grateful for the wonderful collaboration among the professional tours and other majors in working through a complicated schedule."

Each of the four men's professional majors has had to move off of their original dates in response to the global crisis. The Masters has moved to November, the PGA Championship to August, and the British Open has been cancelled for the first time since World War II.

While the USGA worked to save their biggest championship, they announced that two of their other championships would be cancelled for 2020. The U.S. Senior Open, which was to be played at historic Newport Country Club (site of the first USGA championship in 1895), will next be played at Omaha (Neb.) Country Club from July 8-11, 2021.

The newest USGA championship, the Senior Women's Open, has also been cancelled for 2020.

The cancellations bring to four the number of USGA championships to be cancelled this year. The U.S. Men's and Women's Four Ball championships were cancelled last month.

ABOUT THE U.S. Open

The U.S. Open is the biggest of the 14 national championships conducted by the USGA. Open to amateurs and professionals.

The USGA intends to make the U.S. Open the most rigorous, yet fair, examination of golf skills, testing all forms of shot-making. The USGA prepares the course after careful consideration of 14 different factors.

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