The USGA did not take the decision to cancel the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championships lightly. But given these unprecedented times, we believe it was the best course of action. We looked at a number of factors, starting with the CDC guidance and placing the utmost priority on the health and safety of everyone involved with these championships. We also prioritized what is best at this time for everyone associated in conducting a major amateur championship, including our host sites, which were supportive of this decision.
In an ideal world, we would have rescheduled these championships to later in the season. But given the ever-growing list of cancellations and postponements throughout the golf community and the broader sports world, as well as anticipated challenges that lie ahead for so many, we simply did not have an option to reschedule.
We understand and share in the disappointment of the players who will not have an opportunity to compete. Conducting championships has been the core of the USGA’s mission since our inception in 1894, and we are deeply appreciative of the importance players place on qualifying for and playing in USGA championships.