US Open postponed to September due to coronavirus

US Open trophy (Getty Images)
US Open trophy (Getty Images)

The 120th US Open, which was scheduled to be held 18-21 June at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, has been postponed.

The championship has been rescheduled to 17-20 September at the same venue.

"We are hopeful that postponing the championship will offer us the opportunity to mitigate health and safety issues while still providing us with the best opportunity to conduct the US Open this year," said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA.

"We are incredibly thankful to the membership and staff at Winged Foot for their flexibility and support. We are also grateful for the wonderful collaboration among the professional tours and other majors in working through a complicated schedule."

The USGA is currently evaluating how the postponement will affect exemption categories, and definitive changes will be communicated as soon as possible.

As previously announced, the USGA will strive to conduct qualifying that fits health and safety guidelines while accommodating the rescheduled championship dates.

This comes hours after Golf's oldest major, the Open Championship was cancelled for the first time since World War II due to the coronavirus.

Golf's biggest events schedule so far:

PGA Championship - 6-9 August at TPC Harding Park

US Open - 17-20 September at Winged Foot

Ryder Cup - 25-27 September at Whistling Straits

Masters - 12-15 November at Augusta National

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