The LPGA Shanghai tournament has been cancelled due to Covid-19 travel restrictions in China, the elite women's professional golf circuit confirmed.

The event, which was scheduled for 14-17 October at the Qizhong Garden Golf Club, did not take place last year because of health concerns and travel restrictions amid the pandemic.

There have been 94,687 infections and 4,636 coronavirus-related deaths reported in China since the pandemic began.

American Danielle Kang won the inaugural Shanghai tournament in 2018 and successfully defended her title the following year with a one-stroke win over compatriot Jessica Korda.

The LPGA tournament in Taipei, Taiwan, planned for 28-31 October, was also cancelled in July for a second straight year due to similar COVID-19 restrictions in the country.

The two remaining events in the LPGA's four-stop Asia swing are scheduled for 21-24 October in Busan, South Korea and 4-7 November in Otsu, Japan.