111th Massachusetts Open Canceled Due to Coronavirus
Mass Golf has canceled the 111th Massachusetts Open at Taconic Golf Club due to the continued spread of coronavirus across the state and the country.
All six Mass Open qualifying events have also been canceled, but any exemptions from this year will carry over and be honored for the 2021 Mass Open.
“This is an unfortunate situation we’re dealing with in the COVID-19 era, but our absolute priority is to protect the health and safety of the Players, Officials, Volunteers, and Spectators as well as the Host Club Staff and Mass Golf Staff involved in the Mass Open and its qualifying events. Taconic has been extremely supportive throughout this decision-making process and we are so appreciative of our long-standing partnership as well as their understanding and flexibility in what is truly an unprecedented time,” said said Jesse Menachem, Mass Golf’s Executive Director/CEO.
The tournament was set to take place from June 15-17.
“Taconic will always be here for Mass Golf, and we hope to get another Championship on the schedule soon,” said Josh Hillman, the head golf pro at Taconic.
Oak Hill CC in Fitchburg will be the host site of the Mass Open in 2021.
Effect on Rhode Island
It is unclear if the cancelation of the Mass Open will have a trickle down effect on RIGA.
RIGA has already canceled all tournaments through May 15.
The biggest difference is that Massachusetts has banned golf.
Rhode Island is still allowing golf, so far.