On October 20th, Beijing time, the PGA Tour announced on Monday afternoon: The Heroes World Challenge, Tiger Woods’s annual charity tournament, affected by the new crown epidemic, will not be held this year.
The Heroes World Challenge was originally planned to be held at the Albany Golf Club, Bahamas from December 3rd to 6th. The 18-man event is not an official event on the PGA Tour. The beneficiary unit is the Woods Foundation.
"In view of global restrictions and the current new crown epidemic, the 2020 Heroes World Challenge will not be held this year," the PGA Tour said in a statement. "This decision is based on the health of all parties involved in the event and the local residents of Albany. We are looking forward to hosting the event in Albany, Bahamas next year, and we welcome 18 world-class players and guests from all walks of life."
According to ESPN, Woods’ agent stated that they had discussed relocating the game to Florida this year, because international travel is the biggest problem they face during the new crown epidemic. However, the senior executives of the sponsor Hero Motors and their VIPs plan to go to the site from the company headquarters in India, so even if the event is relocated to Florida, the problem cannot be solved.
Heroes World Challenge is the second event cancelled since the PGA Tour restarted, and the other is the Strong Deer Classic. The British Open also chose to cancel this year. It is the only event cancelled among the four Grand Slams.
Maya Coba Classic is scheduled to be held in Mexico that weekend of the Heroes World Challenge, and it will be the penultimate race in 2020.
According to data released by the New York Times on Monday night, more than 8.2 million people in the United States have been infected with COVID-19 and more than 220,000 have died. In the past month, more than 56,000 new cases were issued every day in the United States, which is nearly 20,000 higher than the average a month ago.