Johan Rupert On COVID-19 Cancellation Of 2020 Dunhill Hyperlinks: “Sorry, I really like St Andrews an excessive amount of” — Geoff Shackelford

Martin Dempster catches up with Alfred Dunill Hyperlinks chief Johan Rupert about cancelling the annual fall European Tour occasion in St Andrews that features a pro-am. Security was on the forefront of his determination.

“Folks could possibly be appearing in good religion and simply by chance trigger reinfection. Should you look at the moment of the yr in September and October, it’s cool, so persons are indoors, they will be in pubs. Think about the whole lot going properly and a few asymptomatic folks come they usually restart it. It isn’t accountable.

“Sorry, I really like St Andrews an excessive amount of and I really like the Outdated Course an excessive amount of. It’s the tradition, the area and the those that we love and we’re not going to do something to hazard that.

“My solely disappointment in regards to the occasion being known as off this yr is for the group of St Andrews and likewise the group of Carnoustie as a result of I understand how a lot this occasion means to them. Additionally the caddies. I’ve had the identical caddie for 17 years. It’s devastating in that respect.”

The occasion would have been performed in early October instantly following the Ryder Cup, which has additionally been postponed till 2021.

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