The golf tournament of Johannesburg (South Africa) it was reduced to 54 holes due to the appearance of a new variant of COVID-19 in the country.
“El Sunshine Tour, el DP World Tour and the city of Johannesburg have decided to reduce the Joburg Open to 54 holes to help players, caddies and support personnel, “the organization said in a statement, in which it stated that” the decision has been made to facilitate their safe return. “
The measure comes after new restrictions were imposed this Friday in South Africa for international travelers.
The tournament was interrupted, due to lack of light, at 17:30 (CET) and will resume at 05:30 (CET) on Saturday. The third and last round will be played from 8:30 (CET) on the same day.
Thriston Lawrence is provisional leader after an unfinished second day and the Spanish Angel Hidalgo march fourth to six strokes of the South African.