The outbreak of the coronavirus has forced organisers of the US$150,000 EFG Hong Kong Ladies Open to move the tournament to May at the Hong Kong Golf Club. Originally scheduled from February 28 to March 1, organisers have announced that the sixth edition of the annual showpiece event will be played instead from May 8-10. The decision to postpone the tournament, to be played at the Old Course, was made by the Hong Kong Golf Club in consultation with the event’s stakeholders. LPGA Tour pro Tiffany Chan cherishes playing at home as she eyes second Hong Kong Ladies Open title According to a press release, the organisers wanted to extend their thanks to all parties involved, as well as the broader Hong Kong golf community, for their understanding and “look forward to welcoming players, fans and officials to the Club for the tournament”. Hong Kong’s only playing women’s professional, Tiffany Chan Tsz-ching, won the event as an amateur in 2016 and will be hoping to repeat the feat in her home tournament. “It’s always a thrill to play in the EFG Hong Kong Ladies Open, which is a tournament that has given me so many happy memories,” said the 26-year-old Chan earlier this year. LPGA Tour: Tiffany Chan sacrifices family time in Hong Kong as she eyes golf medal at 2020 Tokyo Olympics Chan is starting her third season on the LPGA Tour having successfully retained her card after an encouraging 2019. She last competed in the Gainbridge LPGA last month, finishing joint 63rd at the Boca Rio Golf Club in Florida. The Hong Kong Ladies Open is the first and only golf tournament in Hong Kong in which players can earn Rolex World Ranking points. Access to Hong Kong Golf Club is free of charge.