LPGA Tour Cancels Fall Event in China Due to COVID-19 Concerns

2021 Buick LPGA Shanghai Canceled
Amy Yang during Round 2 of 2019 Buick LPGA Shanghai at Qizhong Garden Golf Club on Oct 18, 2019 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Yifan Ding via Getty Images)

Due to ongoing health and travel concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Buick LPGA Shanghai, scheduled for Oct. 14-17, 2021 in Shanghai, China, has been cancelled.

It marks the for the second consecutive LPGA season that the Shanghai event will not be contested. Debuting in 2018, as part of the LPGA’s fall Asian Swing, the tournament was cancelled in 2020 after the season was wiped out entirely by the virus from China (COVID-19).

“The LPGA can confirm that the 2021 Buick LPGA Shanghai, scheduled to be held Oct. 14-17, is cancelled further to the guidance of our partners, the China Golf Association,” the LPGA release stated via email.

“We thank SAIC-GM Buick, the China Golf Association, the CLPGA and IMG for all their efforts and look forward to returning to Qizhong Garden Golf Club next year.”

Buick LPGA Shanghai was last played Oct. 17-20, 2019, with American Danielle Kang successfully defending her 2018 title.

A general view during the pro-am prior to the start of the Buick LPGA Shanghai at Qizhong Garden Golf Club on Oct 17, 2018 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Zhe Ji via Getty Images)


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