The Sunshine Tour has decided to postpone its 2021 schedule by one month in light of the current rise of Covid-19 cases in South Africa.
This decision comes in light of President Cyril Ramaphosa's call for all South Africans to work together to help curb the spread of the virus.
Sunshine Tour commissioner Thomas Abt announced on Wednesday that the planned February start of the Sunshine Tour's 2021 schedule has now been postponed until March this year.
It was also confirmed that the Sunshine Ladies Tour, which was scheduled to get underway in February will also see the start of 2021 season postponed.
The Ladies Tour season will once again culminate in the South African Women's Open at Westlake Golf Club in May with the amended schedule to be released shortly.
"," said Abt in a press statement.
The Sunshine Tour schedule will still begin with the new Kit Kat Group Pro-Am, which will now be played from 5-7 March.
This will be followed by three consecutive tournaments co-sanctioned with the Challenge Tour.
The Challenge Tour's "South African Swing" will begin in the week of 22-25 April with the tournament and venue still to be named.
The Challenge Tour moves to the Western Cape when the Cape Town Open at Royal Cape Golf Club gets underway from 29 April-2 May, and then the Dimension Data Pro-Am at Fancourt Golf Estate from 6-9 May.
The Limpopo Championship, which was set to be the third Challenge Tour event, was not mentioned in the Sunshine Tour press release and seems to have been cancelled.
The new dates and venues of the other tournaments on the schedule will be confirmed in due course.
- Compiled by Sport24 staff