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  • Zika virus forces PGA Tour to change Latinoamerica circuit schedule

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf1 day ago

    The PGA Tour is changing up the schedule of its Latin America-based developmental tour in response to the spreading Zika virus.

    PGA Tour Latinoamerica officials notified players last Friday that the Guatemala Open and Honduras Open have been moved deeper into the spring. According to Golf Channel, the Guatemala Stella Artois Open has been moved from March 10-13 to April 28-May 1, while the Honduras Open will now be played May 5-8, up from March 3-6. 

    The next PGA Tour Latinoamerica events are the 69 Avianca Colombia Open, to be played Feb. 25-28, and Panama Classic from March 17-20.

    The Web.com Tour season opened in Latin America, with back-to-back events in Panama, then Colombia. The PGA Tour couldn't alter the schedule, released just weeks before the season began, in time to move the event.

    The PGA Tour will continue to monitor the situation, with the Puerto Rico Open played in March and the Web.com playing another Latin America swing in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico from the last week of March to the tail end of April.

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