The US PGA Championship is the third golf major to be postponed due to the vast, withering sweep of the coronavirus.

After April’s Masters and the LPGA Tour’s ANA Inspiration fell by the wayside last week, the PGA of America’s showpiece, originally scheduled to take place at Harding Park in San Francisco from May 14-17, has joined the casualty list.

Reports that the Ryder Cup in September is set to be postponed are also circulating as golf's schedule continues to be ravaged. The R&A, meanwhile, continue to monitor affairs with The Open looming in July

“Throughout our evaluation process, we have been committed to following the guidance of public health authorities and given the coronavirus shelter-in-place order in effect in San Francisco, postponement is the best decision for all involved,” said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh of the postponement of the US PGA.

He added that he hopes to play the championship later in the season.

Elsewhere, the European Tour's Andalucia Masters was called off on Tuesday while the third-tier PGA EuroPro Tour, which offers a route to the Challenge Tour from its order of merit, has cancelled its entire 2020 season.