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Golf: Women’s British Open to go ahead without fans

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LONDON (REUTERS) – The women's British Open will go ahead without fans in August at Royal Troon, the R&A said on Tuesday (July 7).

The tournament from Aug 20-23 will be the first women's major to take place this year.

"The AIG Women's British Open is important to the success of women's professional golf," R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said in a statement.

"We have been working closely with our title sponsor AIG, Visit Scotland, Royal Troon and our key advisers to find a way for the Championship to be played safely this year.

"We believe that playing the Women's British Open is a significant step for players whose playing opportunities have been severely impacted this year."

The first women's golf major scheduled for this year, the Evian Championship from Aug 6-9 in France, was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic that forced the cancellation of the men's British Open at Sandwich.

The women's British Open will enforce strict health and safety protocols including the creation of a bio-secure zone at the Scottish course. Only personnel essential to the Championship's oRead More – Source