PORTLAND, ORE. | Due to hazardous air quality caused by fires in the Pacific Northwest, the LPGA Tour will reduce the Cambia Portland Classic to a 54-hole event, to be played Friday-Sunday, Sept. 18-20, at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Ore.
“As we have said throughout recent months, 2020 has been the year of health and safety, and this situation is no different,” said Heather Daly-Donofrio, the LPGA’s Chief Tour Operations Officer. “Our meteorologist says that it is unlikely that air-quality conditions will improve before midday Thursday, and we cannot risk the health of our players, staff, volunteers, broadcast crew and others at the golf course. This is not a choice we made lightly, but we are confident that this is the right decision. We are so appreciative of our partners at Cambia Health Solutions as they continue to support the LPGA Tour through this incredibly challenging 2020 season.”
The golf course remains closed as of Tuesday morning, and Wednesday’s Cambia Portland Classic Pro-Am has been cancelled. All press conferences scheduled for Tuesday have been cancelled and any press conferences scheduled for Wednesday remain tentative.
Golf Channel will have tape-delayed coverage of the Cambia Portland Classic on Friday, Sept. 18, from 9-11 p.m. Eastern; Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9:30-11:30 p.m. Eastern; and Sunday, Sept. 20, from 8-10 p.m. Eastern. Coverage will be live-streamed on GolfChannel.com and the GOLF app on Friday and Saturday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Eastern and Sunday from 4-7 p.m. Eastern.
More information about tournament and press conferences updates will shared as appropriate.