An additional factor in canceling came from the standpoint of the DICK’s Open taking place in New York state, and having less room to be flexible in comparison to events in parts of the country where there are less cases of COVID-19. “People that are suffering right now because of the pandemic, hotels, motels restaurants, retail, that’s where the economic dollars of the tournament normally end up, because this is the community we live in, because this is home, it makes it particularly difficult for those involved in the tournament.” (WBNG) — The DICK’s Sporting Goods Open tournament has been canceled for 2020.The event was set to take place at En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott from August 10-16. In light of the news, Karedes confirmed the DICK”S Open tournament will return in 2021, and will celebrate the 50th year of professional golf in Endicott. Dates are not finalized, but Karedes expects the event to take place during its usual August time frame. This year’s DICK’s Open was set to be the 50th year of professional golf in the Southern Tier, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation. To read DSGO’s full statement, click here. Karedes made note that the tournament being canceled has a significant impact on local charities and businesses. Tournament Director John Karedes said from a logistical standpoint, planning for the event was no longer feasible. As for considering rescheduling rather than a cancellation, Karedes said it was difficult to determine whether or not pushing it to September would have made a difference.