S.Korea golf season tees off

May 15, 2020

S.Korea golf season tees off

Seoul (South Korea), May 15: South Korea has opened this year's professional golf tour after a delay caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
The Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association Championship began in Yangju, near the capital Seoul, on Thursday, with 150 players taking part. Spectators are barred from the four-day competition.
After the first round, three players were tied at the top.
The golf association prepared an anti-infection manual and asked players and caddies to take their temperatures and submit medical questionnaires. It also had the tournament venue disinfected.
Major golf tours in other parts of the world remain suspended due to the pandemic.
Tournaments in the United States have been postponed or canceled. But organizers are aiming to resume men's competitions in mid-June and women's tourneys in mid-July.
Japan has seen the opener of the women's tour pushed back from March, with 18 tournaments already scrubbed. Organizers are unsure when they can host tournaments.
Source: NHK World