The civil unrest in Hong Kong has forced the European Tour to cancel the Hong Kong Open scheduled for next week at the Hong Kong Golf Club.
Marquee players including Henrik Stenson, Patrick Reed and Francesco Molinari were due to headline the event that has now been postponed due to anti-government protests.
European Tour Chief Executive, Keith Pelley made the decision official earlier today.
“The decision has been taken due to the ongoing level of social unrest in Hong Kong,” Pelley said.
“As the safety of our players, staff, stakeholders and everyone involved in each and every one of our tournaments around the world is our top priority, we feel this is the correct, but unfortunate, course of action.”
One player who won’t be disappointed with all this is American Patrick Reed who is scheduled to play in Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas the week after, followed by the Presidents Cup in Melbourne Australia a week later,