All parties agree it is a good idea. Better safe than sorry, even though such decisions never are easy. When the LPGA announced late Sunday it has cancelled two more events in Asia because of the coronavirus, there was obvious disappointment, especially from players who front-loaded their schedules in the hopes of vaulting up the world rankings. This is, after all, an Olympic year and the biennial UL International Crown is on this summer’s schedule as well. Those on the cusp of qualifying want as many starts as possible to increase their chances of making the teams. But not one of them said they think cancelling is a bad idea.
The release that went out at 8:30 Sunday evening summed up the situation pretty well.
“Due to the continued health concerns and recent advisories in some Asian countries that large-scale events should be cancelled or postponed as a result of the coronavirus, the LPGA and its partners have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Honda LPGA Thailand, which was scheduled to take place Feb. 20-23 in Pattaya, Thai...
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