Asian Tour`s Macau Open postponed

Updated: Sep 14, 2010, 13:16 PM IST

Singapore: Next month`s Macau Open golf tournament has been postponed, the Asian Tour said on Tuesday.

"The Macau Open, which was slated from October 21-24, 2010, has been postponed by the event promoter, the Macau Sports Development Board," the Asian Tour said in a terse statement.

An Asian Tour spokesman said he had no idea if the USD 500,000 would be scheduled later this year.

"Only the Macau Sports Development Board can tell that," he said.

Telephone calls to the Macau Sports Development Board went unanswered on Tuesday.

Chinese media reports attributed the postponement to the Macau board`s failure to rope in a private sponsor for the event, the staging of which was getting more and more expensive every year.

The event has been run since 1998 and winners have included eight-times European champion Colin Montgomerie.

Bureau Report

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