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British Open Championship Cancelled Amid Coronavirus, Majors Shuffled

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Tiger Woods tees off on the 18th hole during the final round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

The 149th U.S Open Championship, scheduled for July 16-19, was officially canceled Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

It was confirmed the tournament, which was to be played at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, England, will take place at that location in 2021. Further details were to be released.

“I can assure everyone that we explored every option for playing The Open this year but it is not going to be possible,” R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said.

That inevitably extendes the dates and of future events meaning the 150th Open celebration for the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, will reportedly  move to 2022.

The Open joins a long list of sporting events and golf tournaments that have been postponed or canceled due to the Coronavirus.

Below, are the updated date changes for major events:

PGA Championship – Aug.6-9

The U.S. Open –  Sept. 17-20, one week prior to the Ryder Cup.

The Masters –  Nov. 12-15.

The Ryder – Sept. 25-27.