Englishman Tommy Fleetwood has praised the R&A’s decision to cancel this year’s The Open championship.
The announcement was made on Monday afternoon with a new schedule set out for the rest of the year, which moves the Masters to November.
But, there was no possible postponement for The Open, with its 149th edition now going ahead next year at the Royal St George’s Golf Club in England, its original venue.
‘It’s The Open, for a lot of people it’s the best event of the year, our main part of the summer,’ Fleetwood told Sky Sports.
‘It must’ve been an unbelievably tough call to make and the good news is we are still going to play the 149th Open. It’s not like we are not going to play it.’
“It is for the best. We can still play the 149th Open” @TommyFleetwood1 believes the cancellation of The Open in 2020 was the right, but very difficult call to make
— Sky Sports (@SkySports) April 6, 2020