Tournament in Portland Affected by Fires
The LPGA season, which has been full of unexpected twists, has added another one right before the start of the Cambia Portland Classic. The 1,750,000 USD prize money competition was cut from four rounds to three just a day before the scheduled start. The reason is the catastrophic fires on the US west coast, the effects of which have reached Oregon.
“I haven’t got a chance to practise yet, both practice rounds have been cancelled. There is plenty of smoke outside. You can’t stay there or breathe,” said Klára Spilková.
On Tuesday, the tournament schedule changed again, cancelling the Wednesday’s Pro-Am and Thursday’s round. The plan is now to start the play from Friday, 18 September and end on Sunday, 20 September.
“The weather is meant to improve from Thursday. The wind should turn around, and it could also rain,” said the KPMG team and the Czech Golf Team member.
Klára could not finish the previous tournament, ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California due to back pain, retiring from the competition during round two.
“I haven’t played since. I had some physiotherapy and, most importantly, I could rest. Now that my back feels much better, I hope that the tournament in Portland will be played,“ believes Klára Spilková before her only ninth start in the US season.