The year was 1939 and Nazi Germany was plundering Europe.
In Great Britain, the posters read:
“Keep Calm And Carry On.”
That’s what the Royal & Ancient is trying to do as fears from the COVID19 have wiped out The Masters, The PGA and the U.S. Open is in jeopardy.
On Thursday, Chief Executive Martin Slumbers said the R&A is “proceeding as planned” to host The Open Championship and AIG Women’s British Open later this summer.
Slumbers added the R&A said it is “undertaking a comprehensive evaluation” of their plans and “considering other contingency options available to us.”
The Open is scheduled for July 16-19 at Royal St. George’s, while the women’s championship is slated Aug. 20-23 at Royal Troon.
“We have some time before we start building the infrastructure at both venues, and so we are keeping the scheduled dates in place for The Open and AIG Women’s British Open at this point,” Slumbers said. “We recognize that this is a rapidly changing situation and we will keep everyone informed of any changes to our plans. These are difficult times, but we are bearing in mind our responsibility for what’s right for golf and most importantly for society.”
Keep Calm And Carry On.