It would have been a good way to get started again after coronapausen for female golfers, developed into a bit of a nightmare.
in the final of the Rose Ladies Series - arranged by the male top player Justin Rose and his wife Kate had to the players on Friday night to be evacuated because of forest fires.
The approaching dangerously Wentworth-the course west of London, and the finale was, therefore, in the first instance, postponed to Saturday, after the players tried to play through a smokescreen.
One of them was Felicity Johnson, who had to stop at the ninth green, when the smoke was replaced by flames.
- It is nicely scary when you suddenly see the flames. We all know how fast fire can move, so it was a very scary moment there.
- We just had to keep a safe distance and hope that it could be brought under control, she said Friday.
Players and caddies are awaiting the situation, while the flames devour themselves closer and closer to the legendary Wentworth court. Photo: Splashnews
Saturday, it was so clear that it could fire not. Therefore, the selected organizers to completely stop the finals, which was the culmination of a tournament that stretched over the seven preliminary rounds in June and July.
A tournament that would serve as a kind of consolation for the female players, who unlike the men did not come in time to play after coronapausen.
Therefore, I regret also Justin Rose, who had arranged it all and even sponsored the cash prizes.
- Our mission was to help the women and give them an opportunity to play and get in shape for their respective seasons. So the last thing we wanted was to create a burden on them by having to play a finaledag at a later time.
- A force of nature, forced us to this here, and Kate and I wish women all the best with the preparations against the coming tournaments, " says Justin Rose in a statement.
the Cancellation means that the final 3. round gets completely canceled, and therefore, find the winner after 36 of the 54 holes at Wentworth.
Thus goes the victory in the tournament for Alice Hewson, who was also in the forefront, as the game had to be interrupted.
the Women's european PGA Tour, will resume 13. august with the Scottish Open
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