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U.S. Women's Open Moving To December For First Time

The USGA has postponed the U.S. Women's Open, scheduled for the week of June 4-7, to Dec. 10-13. To account for reduced daylight given the move to December, the Jackrabbit Course at Champions Golf Club in Houston will be used in conjunction with the Cypress Creek Course, which was originally slated to host all four rounds of championship play. The Jackrabbit will co-host the first two rounds. In addition, the LPGA announced that four more events on its calendar, in addition to the USWO, have been postponed, though three of those are being rescheduled for later this year (John Lombardo, THE DAILY).

RECENT LPGA SCHEDULE CHANGES
TOURNAMENT
ORIGINAL DATES
NEW '20 DATES
Pelican Women's Championship
May 14-17
Nov. 12-15
Pure Silk Championship
May 21-24
N/A
ShopRite LPGA Classic
May 29-31
July 31-Aug. 2
U.S. Women's Open
June 4-7
Dec. 10-13
Meijer LPGA Classic
June 11-14
TBD
NOTE: The Pure Silk Championship will be held next in '21
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LPGA Schedule Changes

FITTING EVERYTHING IN: GOLFWEEK's Beth Ann Nichols notes USGA officials are "reviewing how the new dates will impact exemption categories." All qualifying rounds for the USWO "will be held on rescheduled dates and potentially new venues." The USWO "has only been held in May, June and July" since '53 (GOLFWEEK.com, 4/3). GOLFCHANNEL.com's Randall Mell notes this is the "third women's major of the year to be rescheduled." The ANA Inspiration was "originally scheduled to be played this week but was moved to Sept. 10-13," while the Evian Championship "was moved back two weeks to Aug. 6-9" (GOLFCHANNEL.com, 4/3).