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The Evian Championship, which was due to be the first ladies' major of the year, has unfortunately been cancelled.

Originally scheduled to take place from August 6 to 9 at the Evian Resort Golf Club in France, the 2020 championship has been axed because of concerns about travel restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A public statement from the organisers said:

"The ongoing uncertainty concerning the opening of borders poses a major risk to the organisation of an international competition welcoming 120 players from around the world."

They also went on to admit that the

"Conditions for a safe and relaxed event that lives up to the expectations of the public, players, organizers and their partners are not in place."

However, Franck Riboud, Chairman of The Evian Championship said the team are already looking to 2021 to make sure the event returns better than ever. He said:

“We are already committed to the next edition in 2021 to fully rediscover the values and the spirit of a family celebration, the conviviality and emotions that have made our Major unique for more than 25 years.” 

This is the 10th event on the LPGA tour to be cancelled. The next women's major tournment will be Women's British Open at Royal Troon from  August 20 to 23.

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