Leona Maguire has delayed her return to the LPGA Tour and will instead compete in Europe until at least late-August.

Maguire had been expected to travel to the United States for the LPGA's long awaited return with the Drive On Championship in Ohio, which starts on Friday.

However, the Irish Examiner reports that Maguire will put her return to the US on hold and will instead opt to the focus on the Scottish and Ladies British Open, which will take her up to 23 August.

Maguire, has kept active during lockdown and impressed on her return to the on the course when she won the Flogas Irish Scratch Series for male and female Irish pros and leading amateurs at the start of July, but she admitted that she is unsure just how must the lay-off will have affected her.

"I suppose that's going to be the big question for everybody," she said. "I don’t know if any of us has had this big of a lay-off away from competitive golf. It’s a bit strange having this big of a lay-off without being injured or something like that so I suppose it will be interesting to see how everything develops.

"It will be important to hit the ground running because we won't have a full schedule, or there won’t be as many events as usual to finish out the season."