London — The 149th Open Championship, which was to be played at Royal St George’s from July 16 to 19, had been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, golf’s governing body the R&A announced on Monday.

“The R&A has decided to cancel the Open in 2020 due to the current Covid-19 pandemic,” it said in a statement. . “The Championship will next be played at Royal St George’s in 2021.”..

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