New date confirmed for Johnnie Walker Classic
Organisers remain optimistic this year’s Johnnie Walker Classic will go ahead as planned.
The 36-hole championship was originally scheduled to be held at Ocean View Golf Course last weekend but was postponed due to the latest Covid-19 spike on island.
It has now been rescheduled to take place from November 20 to 21 at the par-70 Devonshire layout.
“Due to the Covid situation we had to postpone it but we would never cancel,” Brian Morris, the Ocean View head professional, told The Royal Gazette.
“Johnnie Walker is too important too many people, especially me reviving it to the point where we have it, so it will never be cancelled.
“It’s just been postponed; the guys are looking forward to it.“I spoke to the sponsors; they’re backing us 100 per cent and they will be there in November for it as well.”
Morris expects the field to remain intact.
“We might just have to change the tee times and start a little earlier because we obviously have a little lack of daylight, but the field will remain the same,” he added.
“We might have a couple of withdrawals but I doubt it.
“I expect everybody to be back. It’s one of the better tournaments on the golfing calendar, so I’m sure 100 per cent it will be going on.”
Morris confirmed last year’s winner Daniel Augustus will be back to defend his title.
Augustus, who holds the course record of ten-under par, 60, rallied from a seven-shot deficit during the final round to secure a maiden title at the event by five shots.
Eric West and Calvin Hendrickson clinched the amateur and senior division titles respectively