(Reuters) - The U.S. Women’s Open will be held without fans this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the United States Golf Association (USGA) said on Wednesday.
The tournament, which is in its 75th year and is the oldest of the five women’s golf majors, was previously rescheduled from June to Dec. 10-13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be held at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas.
“Following extensive consultation with health officials, we have decided that hosting the U.S. Women’s Open without spectators will provide the best opportunity to conduct the championship safely for all involved,” said USGA Senior Managing Director John Bodenhamer.
The PGA Tour said it will allow a limited number of fans to attend next month’s Houston Open, a move which concerned Phil Mickelson as the five-time major winner said he was questioning whether to compete in the event.
Reporting by Amy Tennery, editing by Pritha Sarkar
Wayne Rooney says he is "angry and disappointed" that he will miss matches for Championship side Derby due to a period of self-isolation despite testing negative for coronavirus.
The former Manchester United and England captain, now player-coach at Derby, was visited by a friend who had been instructed to be tested for Covid-19 and was later found to have the disease.
In a statement on Twitter, Rooney said: "Just received the news that my Covid-19 test has shown I do not have the virus.
"Delighted for myself and family but obviously angry and disappointed that I now have to self-isolate and miss vital games for @dcfcofficial."
The Sun newspaper reported on Sunday that the 34-year-old was angry after his friend visited him at his home on Thursday to give him a watch even though he should have been self-isolating. The friend later returned a positive test.
Rooney was unaware of any Covid-related concerns and played in Derby's 1-0 home loss to Watford a day after the visit, on Friday.