Golf’s calendar has been decimated by the novel coronavirus outbreak, with three of the sport’s four majors rescheduled and the British Open cancelled.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Open Championship cancelled, Masters moves to November slot due to the pandemic
This is the first time since the second World War that golf’s original Open Championship, first played in 1860, has been cancelled.
The PGA Championship was originally planned for 14-17 May but the PGA of America announced on March 17 that the event had been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Shibuno, who had never played a professional event outside Japan, became the second Japanese player to win a Major championship, joining Chako Higuchi.
Shubhankar Sharma sunk a 45-foot birdie on the final hole to savour a career-best round of 68 at the British Open on the final day which took his total to three-over 287.
Shane Lowry gave the home crowds a dream finish to the first Open to be held in Northern Ireland since 1951, as he saw off England's Tommy Fleetwood by six shots to win his first major title.
In desperately difficult conditions, Lowry's one-over par final round was still more than enough as he finished on 15-under for the tournament to claim the Claret Jug.
Shane Lowry delighted the thousands of fans following him around the Portrush course in the first Open to be held in Northern Ireland since 1951, with an eight-under par round of 63 to seize the lead on Saturday.
The Open 2019: 'Brooks Koepka inspires me', says Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma while praising his partner's uncluttered mind
Sharma was only 16 and playing in his first professional event when he was paired with Koepka in the final round of the Gujarat Kensville Challenge in 2013.
Shubhankar Sharma, playing with World No. 1 Brooks Koepka (68), had 17 pars and his sole birdie was courtesy a brilliant 30-foot monster putt and when play ended he was Tied-20th and four shots behind sole leader J B Holmes, who birdied the 18th to move to five-under.
Tiger Woods never looked comfortable during the opening round of British Open as he shot a seven-over 78 at Royal Portrush and he admitted he was feeling sore.
The Open 2019: Shubhankar Sharma, playing his second British Open, to tee of alongside World No 1 Brooks Koepka
Shubhankar Sharma, playing in his second Open and only fifth Major, will tee off in the company of Brooks Koepka, who has won four Majors in his last nine Major starts, and Louis Oosthuzien, who won the 2010 Open at St Andrews.
Organisers of The Open estimate that 237,750 spectators will take in the action before Sunday's fourth and final round, making the return to Portrush the second-highest attended tournament in the championship's history.
Eyes of the world will be on the small seaside town of Portrush, as the likes of Tiger Woods and local hero Rory McIlroy battle at The Open.
With cold, wet weather predicted for all four days at the British Open in Royal Portrush, Tiger Woods' troublesome back could come under extra strain.
British Open: World No 1 Brooks Koepka benefitting from caddie's local knowledge, not passing tips to Tiger Woods
Brooks Koepka arrives in Northern Ireland, for The Open, having won on two of his last four major appearances, while finishing runner-up in the other two.
The 29-year-old Rory McIlroy, currently eighth in the world rankings, will keep his European Tour membership for next year, but he hinted he could give up his membership in an effort to get back to the top of the world rankings
Eight-time world champion Nicol David has announced she will retire at the end of the 2018-19 squash season, bringing down the curtain on the Malaysian's illustrious career.
British Open champion Francesco Molinari stars to help Team Europe beat favourites USA and clinch Ryder Cup
Europe recaptured the Ryder Cup, holding off a dramatic United States fightback to complete an upset victory with Francesco Molinari clinching the outcome.
Open Championship 2018: Greater participation, improved performances from Asians highlight rise of golf in continent
Members of the Asian Tour may not have set the Open Championship on fire with their performances, but there is no doubt that the world is slowly sitting up and taking note of them.