The October Alfred Dunhill Links Championship has been postponed, with organizers citing the “international nature” of the event and the fact that it includes a pro-Am element.
The annual event held at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, was due for its 20th staging this fall.
A 54-hole cut takes place after 168 pros and 168 amateurs have played at each venue, with the final round at The Old Course.
Frenchman Victor Perez won last year against Englishman Matthew Southgate.
Organizers said they did not want to ‘undermine’ the Scottish government’s efforts to quell the spread of Covid-19 or ’cause undue risk to the communities that normally host us’.
The 20th Anniversary Championship will now run from September 30 to October 3 of next year.