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Australia Cancels 2 Golf Opens Due to COVID-19-Related Restrictions

Australia has canceled both the men’s and women’s Australian Open golf tournaments because of CCP virus-related travel and quarantine restrictions. The men’s tournament had been postponed to this year in late November at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney, but it was rescheduled for a date in early 2022. The event had originally been postponed in 2020 due to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic. The women’s tournament, which was set to be on the 2022 Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, was planned in February at Kooyonga Golf Club in the Southern Australian city, Adelaide. “The decision has not been made lightly but we believe it to be the right outcome under the current circumstances,” Golf Australia chief executive James Sutherland said in a statement published on Thursday, noting that ongoing travel restrictions meant holding the tournaments was not viable. “The international element means shifting quarantine and travel restrictions wreak …

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