Hero World Challenge cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

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ALBANY, Bahamas: The Hero World Challenge golf tournament has been cancelled due to travel restrictions imposed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 18-player event, hosted by golf superstar Tiger Woods, was scheduled to take place from December 3 to 6 at Albany, Bahamas.

On the reasons for the event's cancellation, the organiers stated: "Given the current global restrictions and ongoing developments resulting from COVID-19, the 2020 Hero World Challenge will not be played this year. 

"This decision was made with the health and well-being of all tournament constituents and the Albany community in mind. 

"We look forward to hosting 18 of the top players in the world and welcoming tournament guests to Albany, Bahamas next year. 

"Updates on the 2021 event will be made at HeroWorldChallenge.com and @TGRLiveEvents social channels."

The event, which is sponsored by Hero MotoCorp, is being held at Albany since 2015 after a year in Orlando in 2014. Prior to that the event was held at Sherwood Country Club, which hosts the Zozo Championship this week.