LPGA announces cancellation of Shanghai event due to travel restrictions
The LPGA Tour announced the cancellation of another event due to travel restrictions.
The Buick LPGA Shanghai will not be played in October, marking the second consecutive year the event has been canceled. In 2020, COVID-19 travel restrictions also prevented the event from being played. Danielle Kang won the event in 2019, as well as the inaugural event in 2018.
A month prior to this announcement, the Taiwan Swinging Skirts at Taipei, which was scheduled to be played at the end of October, was also canceled. Two of the four events in the Asia Swing still remain on the calendar: the BMW Ladies Championship and the TOTO Japan Classic. In 2020, all four events on the Asia Swing were cancelled due to travel restrictions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The LPGA Tour said in its statement that the Buick LPGA Shanghai will return to Qizhong Garden Golf Club in 2022.