Evian Championship cancelled due to virus

Australia's Minjee Lee playing in last year's Evian Golf Championship in France

The Evian Championship, one of five women's golf major tournaments, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tournament, due to take place at the Evian Resort Golf Club in France, was earlier moved from July 23-26 to August 6-9 due to the coronavirus-enforced shutdown.

With ongoing uncertainty surrounding travel restrictions and government quarantine requirements, the organising committee has concluded that conditions for a "safe event" are not in place.

"Our top priority is of course to ensure everyone stays healthy and safe. All of our teams are very affected by the forced cancellation of our major, but we must not lose sight of what matters most," tournament chairman Franck Riboud said in a statement on Tuesday.

"We are already committed to the next edition in 2021 to fully rediscover the values and the spirit of a family celebration, the conviviality and emotions that have made our Major unique for more than 25 years."

The Women's British Open is still scheduled for August 20-23 at Royal Troon in Scotland.

The other three major events - the ANA Inspiration, Women's PGA Championship and US Women's Open - to be played in the United States have been rescheduled for later in the year.