LPGA gamers can be free to resolve whether or not or not they wish to use a caddie. © AFP
LPGA gamers can be free to resolve whether or not or not they wish to use a caddie when the tour will get up and working amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gamers are being given the choice of carrying their very own golf luggage for the rest of the 2020 season as a part of the LPGA Tour’s new security pointers, the Golf Channel reported on Thursday. The tour is scheduled to restart on July 23 on the Marathon Basic in Sylvania, Ohio. Lots of the gamers do not wish to decide to the identical caddie for the whole season so particular person tournaments typically present native ones.
“This non permanent choice is supposed primarily to keep away from the native caddie scenario the place a participant might have well being considerations working with somebody who they do not know,” mentioned tour spokesperson Kelly Schultz.
“We totally count on the overwhelming variety of gamers to be utilizing caddies and are encouraging them to take action.
“Caddies are a essential a part of LPGA tournaments and competitions and we are going to resume our necessary coverage in 2021.”
Schultz insisted it could be a short lived transfer and never a approach of phasing out caddies long run.
“Nothing might be farther from the reality,” she mentioned.
The LPGA not too long ago moved again its scheduled return from July 15 when it cancelled the Dow Nice Lakes Bay Invitational.
LPGA commissioner Mike Whan has mentioned extra cancellations are nonetheless attainable.