Golf: Thai event featuring Rose, Watson and Stenson to go ahead despite Bangkok protests
BANGKOK (AFP) - Organisers of the Thailand Golf Championship on Thursday said the event would go ahead next week with the full complement of star players despite violent protests in Bangkok.
The tournament's organising committee said it had taken advice from government departments and the police after a wave of demonstrations gripped the capital.
Justin Rose, Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson, Charl Schwartzel and Rickie Fowler are the headline acts already confirmed for next week's tournament at Amata Spring Country Club east of Bangkok.
"The safety and well-being of every individual involved with the Thailand Golf Championship is the No. 1 priority for the organising committee," a statement said.