15 Mar 2020

COVID-19 – What the European Tour stars have to say

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused chaos with the golfing schedule worldwide. There will be no European Tour golf until the end of April when the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation takes place at Valderamma while the PGA Tour has postponed all its forthcoming tournaments until after the Texas Open, which was scheduled to start on April 2nd. Here’s what the world’s top players had to say about the pandemic.

Lee Westwood

Before The PLAYERS Championship got cancelled after one round the Englishman tweeted the below.

Thomas Bjorn

The 2018 Ryder Cup Team Europe winning Captain seems set to catch up on some of Britain’s favourite entertainment during the break.

Ian Poulter

The ‘Postman’ shared this message with his fans on Instagram shortly before The Masters announced they were postponing next month’s tournament.

‘Stay safe friends… We are now in a suspension through Valero Texas Open on the @pgatour. We will know more from the Masters soon enough as well. Let’s hope this will pass soon without effecting too many more people. Thanks for all of your understanding. 🙏🏼🙌🏼’

Justin Rose

The former World No.1 felt the decision to cancel forthcoming PGA Tour events was the correct call.

It’s a long drive back to Orlando! With all that’s going on around the world at the moment, this is the right decision to cancel all @pgatour events for the next few weeks. Safety for players, support staff and you the fans is the number one priority for the PGA tour. As an ambassador for @morgan.stanley the main sponsor of the @theplayerschamp I would also like to thank them for hosting another brilliant Players Championship, it may have only been one day. But the effort and hard work that goes into this event is incredible and is why all us players love playing. We will be back next year, thank you MS. Time to head home with my family, stay safe #Team🌹 JR

Lucas Herbert

Omega Dubai Desert Classic winner Lucas Herbert sought advice from his followers on what to do while no golf is being played.

Eddie Pepperell 

The quick-witted Englishman tweeted a photo of his dogs as he wished his followers the best during these hard times.

Rafa Cabrera Bello

Our columnist told his followers that ‘health always comes first’ in his latest Instagram post.

‘A real pity that the current situation requires these drastic measures but health always comes first. Everyone stay safe the next weeks.’

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