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US Open to take place 'later in the summer' as June date set to be postponed

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Winged Foot golf course in Mamaroneck, New York

Winged Foot golf course in Mamaroneck, New York

Winged Foot golf course in Mamaroneck, New York

The US Open, originally scheduled to be played at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, New York from June 18 to 21, has been postponed over coronavirus concerns, according to reports.

The event will instead take place "later in the summer" but the location will not change, the New York Post reported, citing sources with knowledge of the USGA's plans.

New York has been hit hard by the pandemic, which has infected over 82,000 people and killed more than 1,000 in the United States so far.

The tournament becomes the third of golf's four major championships affected by the health crisis, after April's Masters and May's PGA Championship were previously postponed.

The PGA Tour, which runs the weekly circuit of non-majors and has less wiggle-room to reschedule, has been shut down through at least mid-May, with nine tournaments cancelled.

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