The European Tour confirmed the postponement of Trophée Hassan II and the cancellation of the Scandinavian Mixed hosted by Henrik and Annika, due to the continuing threat posed by the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Lalla Meryem Cup on the Ladies European Tour, which was scheduled to take place concurrently with Trophée Hassan II at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco from June 4-7, 2020, has also been postponed.
The decision to postpone both events in Morocco was taken following consultation between the Hassan II Trophy Association, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the European Tour and the Ladies European Tour.
The Scandinavian Mixed – an innovative mixed event hosted by Major Champions Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam – was scheduled to take place at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club in Stockholm, Sweden from June 11-14, 2020, with men and women set to go head-to-head for the first time on the same course competing for one prize fund and one trophy.
Following this season’s cancellation – which was agreed in consultation with all stakeholders – the event will be included on the European Tour and Ladies European Tour schedules from 2021.
Keith Pelley, European Tour Chief Executive, said: “We will continue to monitor the global situation in relation to Coronavirus and evaluate its impact on all our tournaments, with public health and well-being our absolute priority. We thank all stakeholders involved in Trophée Hassan II and the Scandinavian Mixed – including His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid and the Hassan II Trophy Association, the Ladies European Tour and Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam.
“Discussions regarding the possible rescheduling of all postponed tournaments will remain ongoing until we have clarity on the global situation.”
Alexandra Armas, Chief Executive Officer of the Ladies European Tour, said: “We are deeply grateful for the incredible support and flexibility shown by our partners at this challenging time and would like to thank the Hassan II Trophy Association and the European Tour for their unwavering commitment to working together. As we monitor the global situation with regards to Covid-19, we continue to wish for the health and safety of the entire golfing community.”