Women & # 039; British Open & Scottish Open to continue in August without fans

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Hinako Shibuno from Japan will defend her British Women's Open trophy at Royal Troon in August

The Women's British Open will continue as planned at Royal Troon from August 20-23, but without spectators.

It will be the first female major to be played this year in the Corona virus-imposed cancellation of the Evian Championship, scheduled for August 6-9 in France.

The R&A will maintain a strict health and safety protocol at the Scottish site.

It has also been confirmed that the Ladies Scottish Open will take place behind closed doors a week earlier.

The event at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick from August 13-16 marks the resumption of the Ladies European Tour after its suspension in March.

Organizers say the tournament has a "robust operational plan" in accordance with government health advice and "internationally recognized Covid-19 protocol".

] The Men's Open Championship, scheduled to take place this month in Royal St George, was canceled in April.

With the qualifying events canceled for the Women's British Open, the R&A says the field at the Ayrshire event will be made up of leading players in the world rankings and those who have recently been successful tournaments on the relevant tours.

All personnel will have to return a negative Covid-19 test and the health and safety measures will also include a bio-protected zone.

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