One day after Wimbledon announced it was canceling the famed tennis tournament for the first time since World War II, the British Open golf tournament may make the same move.
, citing multiple sources, reports the R&A is expected to cancel the tournament as early as Thursday. The sources say the R&A was awaiting the decision on Wimbledon, which came Wednesday.
The tournament, formally known as The Open Championship, was set to begin July 16 at Royal St. George's Golf Club.
Golf Digest reports the reason the tournament would be canceled rather than postponed is because it has an insurance policy that covers a global pandemic. But in order for the Open to collect, it has to cancel by a certain date. A source tells Golf Digest that Wimbledon has a similar policy.
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