The Insperity Invitational, the annual PGA Tour Champions event held at The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course, was canceled on Tuesday due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
The PGA Tour released a statement saying that all events held through May 10 across all six of its tours would be canceled or postponed. The Insperity Invitational was scheduled for April 27-May 3 and will not be rescheduled.
“Our number one priority is always the health and safety of our players, fans, volunteers and corporate partners. This is a difficult decision, however, the community-at-large is our primary concern, and this decision was necessary to support the world’s collective efforts to minimize the transmission of the coronavirus,” Insperity Invitational executive director Bryan Naugle said in a statement. “We would like to thank our dedicated volunteer group, our generous corporate partners, The Woodlands community and all of the members and staff at The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course for your understanding and patience as we work through this cancellation process.”
The Insperity Invitational has been played at The Woodlands Country Club since 2008. Past champions of the even include include Larry Nelson, Jay Haas, Mark McNulty, four-time winner Bernhard Langer, John Cook, Fred Couples, Brad Faxon, Fred Funk, Esteban Toledo, Ian Woosnam, John Daly and Scott McCarron.
The Insperity Invitational has also played host to the 3M Greats of Golf team scramble event for the past nine years, bringing together legends of the game like Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino and Annika Sörenstam.