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Golf: WGC-HSBC Champions cancelled because of coronavirus restrictions

Sep 02, 2020 - Reuters UK

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The 2020 edition of China’s richest golf tournament, the WGC-HSBC Champions, has been cancelled because of government restrictions on international sporting events, the International Federation of PGA Tours said on Wednesday.

The $10.25 million tournament, which has attracted the world’s best players to China since the first edition in 2005 when Tiger Woods was runner-up, was scheduled to take place at the Sheshan Golf Club from Oct. 29-Nov. 1.

“We have w...