The USGA addresses the status of the 2020 U.S. Open, the IOC makes a decision about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and a golf gear company lends a hand to first responders to the coronavirus pandemic.

Take a look at the week’s top stories on the latest episode of Golfweek Rewind featured below.

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The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo have been officially postponed. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters in Tokyo he and International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach agreed to postpone the games until 2021. When the Japanese Prime Minister’s office expects the games to be played can be found in the video above.

Our Hero of the Week is Seamus Golf, a small brand based Oregon, which decided to help hospitals, medical personnel and first responders around the country as COVID-19 rages. Here’s how they’re making an impact.

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The USGA released a statement last week that said no decision has been made to change the June date of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot. While postponement is a possibility, the USGA said it is monitoring all available guidance from the CDC, World Health Organization and other officials to “do what is in the best interests of the community for the health and safety of all those involved.” In mid-April, the USGA plans to make an official announcement regarding the U.S. Open.

The Evian Championship has been rescheduled. One of the LPGA’s five majors, the Evian Championship has been moved from July to August.

More information on these top stories and all the latest cancellations and postponements can be found in the latest edition of Golfweek Rewind featured above.



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