Source: PGA Tour to Cancel 2021 Asian Swing Due to COVID Concerns

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Brooks Koepka during the second round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at Sheshan International GC on Oct 27, 2017 in Shanghai, China. Photo by GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images

Amid the continued COVID pandemic, the PGA Tour will remain in the states during its fall wraparound season, and “cancel the entire Asian Swing” for the second consecutive season.

This is according to a PGA Tour source.

After the Open Championship debacle and the Olympics’ mess related to restrictions/protocols, and now the positive tests of fully vaccinated players, there’s a lot of hesitancy across the board.

“Combo of players – and everyone really (tour staff) – being burned out with extra long season and unknown of where we are with this thing (virus),” the source wrote via text on Thursday evening. “Almost nobody wants to go, particularly China.

“If it does happen, then something was incentivized at the very last minute (read money).”

The three Asian Swing events are: The ZOZO Championship (Japan), The CJ Cup (Korea) and the WGC-HSBC Champions (China).

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