Offaly's Shane Lowry will not be defending the Claret Jug at Royal St. George’s.
For the first time since the Second World War, the Open Championship has been cancelled.
Shane Lowry will not be defending the Claret Jug this year at Royal St. George’s.
The Open becomes the first of this year’s majors to be cancelled, as the Masters and US PGA have been pencilled in for later in the year.
The US Open is likely to follow suit.
Royal St. George’s will still stage the next Open Championship, but in 2021.
Tommy Fleetwood was runner-up to Lowry last year and says it’s the right call.
Another two tournaments on the European Tour have been postponed.
June’s Trophee Hassan in Morocco and the Scandanavian Mixed event in Stockholm have both been shelved.