This year’s Thailand Open has been cancelled due to ongoing political uncertainty in the country, organisers have announced.

The U.S. $1 million tournament was scheduled to take place in March at Thana City Golf & Sports Club, but was postponed at the time because of a  60-day State of Emergency declared in Bangkok.

Organisers will continue to monitor the situation with an eye on staging the event in early 2015.

“The Thailand Open is a world-class tournament and we want to hold it when the environment is stable,” said Rungsrid Luxsitanonda, President of the Thailand Golf Association (TGA).

The Tournament is jointly sanctioned by OneAsia and the Japan Golf Tour Organisation (JGTO) and was to be the season-opening event for both Tours.

“We needed some certainty in the situation so it has been agreed by all relevant parties to cancel this year’s Thailand Open,” said Patrick Feizal Joyce, Vice President of Golf at World Sport Group, the event promoter.

“It is our hope that the tournament will be staged next year and we will work with the TGA, the JGTO and OneAsia to find a suitable date.”

Source: OneAsia


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