LPGA cancels Toto Japan Classic, returning 2022

The LPGA has announced the cancellation of yet another event on its annual ‘Asian Swing’.

The Toto Japan Classic, which was due to start on November 4th at Seta Golf Course, will no longer be part of the 2021 schedule. It’s now the second year in a row that COVID-19 has wiped most of the Asian-based events from the LPGA calendar.

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South Korea will be the sole host of an LPGA event this season with the $2,000,000 BMW Ladies Championship set to take place from October 21-24 in Busan.

Taiwan’s Taiwan Swinging Skirts and the Buick LPGA Shanghai were previously cancelled.

“Due to continuing health concerns and significant travel restrictions caused by the worldwide pandemic, the 2021 Toto Japan Classic, scheduled for Nov. 4-7 at Seta Golf Course in Shiga Prefecture, will not be part of the LPGA Tour schedule,” said the LPGA in a statement.

“The week will remain open on the LPGA Tour schedule, ahead of the Pelican Women’s Championship in Belleair, Fla., on Nov. 11-14 and the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla., on Nov. 18-21.”

“We thank our partners…for their ongoing support and very much look forward to returning to Japan in 2022.”