The pandemic forces the postponement of the Hong Kong Open

The Hong Kong Open Golf has been postponed until next year due to the city’s strict travel restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemicthe organizers explained in a statement.

The new tournament date based in Fanling, which is due to be played in late November, to be determined after “considering the appropriate options for hosting the event in early 2022”said the organizers.

Last year’s tournament was canceled due to the pandemic, while Australia’s Wade Ormsby won the tournament in his last appearance in January 2020.

The event was scheduled to take place in November 2019, but was postponed due to a series of long-standing anti-government protests in the city.

Hong Kong has some of the world’s toughest pandemic restrictions, and arrivals in the city must undergo up to 21 days of hotel quarantine.

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