Corona Championship On For Now Despite Swine Flu


As reported in an earlier blog by our colleague Randall Mell, the U.S. Center for Disease Control has recommended all non-essential travel to Mexico be postponed because of the onset of swine flu. The alert may be a few days late for some LPGA Tour players who competed in last week’s Corona Championship but early enough to get Nationwide Tour officials thinking.
The Nationwide Tour’s Mexico Open is scheduled to be played May 21-24 at El Bosque Golf Club, but officials said Monday they are monitoring the situation closely.
“We haven’t made a decision but we are concerned by what we have been seeing and reading,” said Bill Calfee, president of the Nationwide Tour. “Right now we’re planning to play the event as scheduled, but that could change.”
Nationwide officials sent an e-mail to players on Monday to update the situation and plan to make a decision by early next week whether to play the event. Calfee said the tournament would probably be rescheduled for later in the season if the situation worsens.