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European Tour postpones French Open due to COVID-19 restrictions

Golf's European Tour said the French Open has been postponed because of COVID-19 restrictions the government announced last week. The tour said it will work with the French golf federation to try to reschedule it.

The French Open was scheduled for May 6-9 at Le Golf National, which hosted the 2018 Ryder Cup.

The tour said given the travel of players, caddie and TV production personnel coming from an average of 25 countries, it was best to postpone.

The tour said it would try to fill what is now a vacant spot on the schedule.