As soon as the Hero Women’s Indian Open was announced cancelled on June 30th, there were already speculations for the Men’s Indian Open to see the same fate. The event was already postponed to late October from its earlier dates in March, this year.
Today, the Asian Tour and European Tour, joined by the Indian Golf Union, announced that the Hero Indian Open, stands cancelled.
“Keeping the health and safety of everyone as top most priority in view of the current situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Indian Golf Union today announced the cancellation of the Hero Indian Open 2020,” a statement said.
“The decision was made following consultation with the sanctioning partner, the European Tour.
“The Hero Indian Open 2020 was earlier postponed from March to later in the year.”
Lt Gen D Anbu (Retd), Acting President, Indian Golf Union, said: “It was a very difficult decision, but the right one under the present circumstances of the ongoing pandemic. With no likelihood of any respite in the foreseeable future, safeguarding the health and well-being of all players, officials and spectators is of paramount importance.”
“I would like to thank Dr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman, MD and CEO, Hero MotoCorp Ltd. for his continued patronage, and the European Tour and Asian Tour for their support.”
The Hero Indian Open, was started by IGU in 1964, and is one of the oldest running international sports events in India.