No Fans at 2020 ShopRite LPGA Classic
There will be no fans at this years ShopRite LPGA Classic because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This years tournament is scheduled for Sept. 28 – Oct 4 at the Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, in Galloway, NJ after being moved from its original dates of May 25-31 to July 31 to Aug. 2.
The decision was announced by tournament officials after consulting with public health officials and the LPGA in a press release today.
“I cannot thank our partners at ShopRite, Acer and Eiger enough for their support as we navigate through these unique times,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan.“They have been committed to providing our players with a valuable opportunity to compete during this limited season and continuing to give back to the community as the tournament has done for more than 30 years. While this year’s tournament will certainly be different without the great fan support on-site, I hope all of our local fans will tune into Golf Channel to watch their favorite players and we can’t wait until we can all be together again.”
Per the release, this year’s tournament will expand from three to four competitive rounds, meaning it will be expanded from 54 to 72 holes. All four rounds will be televised live on Golf Channel and broadcast to more than 170 countries and territories worldwide.
“While we are disappointed we won’t be able to host the best fans in professional golf this year, the health and safety of our community and the women who compete on the LPGA tour come first,” said Bill Hansen, Tournament Director of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. “We want to thank ShopRite, Acer – and all of our partners – who have been pivotal in allowing us to continue to provide this playing opportunity for the best golfers in the world.”
Visit www.ShopRiteLPGAClassic.com for more information about the television schedule.