The R&A has released a statement that The Open has been cancelled for 2020. It was due to be played at Royal St George and has had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As stated by the R & A, "This is the first time since the Second World War that golf's original Championship, first played in 1860, has been cancelled."
The 149th Open will be played at Royal St George's in 2021, and the 150th Open will return at St Andrews in July of 2022.
The R&A has details about ticket and hospitality packages that were purchased on their website.
Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “Our absolute priority is to protect the health and safety of the fans, players, officials, volunteers and staff involved in The Open.
“There are many different considerations that go into organising a major sporting event of this scale. We rely on the support of the emergency services, local authorities and a range of other organisations to stage the Championship and it would be unreasonable to place any additional demands on them when they have far more urgent priorities to deal with. In recent weeks we have been working closely with those organisations as well as Royal St George’s, St Andrews Links Trust and the other golf bodies to resolve the remaining external factors and have done so as soon as we possibly could. We are grateful to all of them for their assistance and co-operation throughout this process."
It is unfortunate that industry events have had to be cancelled and postponed but we are all in this together.
This information was originally posted on the R&A website.