Japan, July 31: The Panasonic Corporation and Japan Golf Tour Organization (JGTO) today announced the cancellation of the 2020 Panasonic Open Golf Championship in Japan due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The popular event, which celebrated its milestone 10th edition on the Asian Tour in 2019, was originally scheduled to be held at the Joyo Country Club in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, from September 24 to 27.
However, due to health and safety concerns, as well as international travel restrictions on players living outside of Japan, organisers have decided to cancel the event where Japan’s Toshinori Muto clinched his first Asian Tour title last September.
The Asian Tour and JGTO will continue to work in unison with the Panasonic Corporation for the next and future editions.
Past champions of the Panasonic Open Golf Championship include Rahil Gangjee (2018), Kenichi Kuboya (2017), Yuta Ikeda (2016), Masahiro Kawamura (2013), Masanori Kobayashi (2012), Tetsuji Hiratsuka (2011), Brendan Jones (2010), Daisuke Maruyama (2009) and Hideto Tanihara (2008).