LPGA Cancels 2020 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Midland
The LPGA Tour announced Friday that it has canceled the 2020 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational at the Midland Country Club due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The second-year event was slated for July 15-18 and was set to kick off the LPGA Tour’s return to play. The LPGA says the event will return in 2021 the week of July 11-17. Dow has also extended its contract with the LPGA through 2024, ensuring the tournament will return for several years to come.
After discussing options with the LPGA, health officials & our partners, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in commitment to keeping our communities healthy & safe. Read more: https://t.co/rUCqsC3owx pic.twitter.com/8VtaPJaocU
— Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational (@DowGLBI) May 15, 2020
“While we are disappointed that the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational will not be held this year, I am excited that our friends at Dow have extended our relationship and will be hosting us in Midland for many years,” LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan said in a release. “As I’ve said since this pandemic started, while we will do all we can to play safely in 2020, the most important thing is to ensure the long-term health of our Tour. We are very thankful to the team at Dow for their ongoing and extended support. The 2019 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational was an incredible addition to our schedule, and I’m excited to see what they bring to the table in 2021.”
The LPGA Tour is now set to resume play July 23-26 with the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio.