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Golf: Postponed Thailand Open now cancelled over political crisis

Published on May 20, 2014 5:20 PM

BANGKOK (AFP) - This year's US$1 million (S$1.25 million) Thailand Open has been cancelled because of the deepening political crisis in the divided kingdom where martial law was declared on Tuesday, organisers said.

The OneAsia tournament was meant to have taken place at Bangkok's Thana City Golf & Sports Club in March but was postponed after a 60-day state of emergency was declared in the capital.

The event was due to be rescheduled but organisers said late on Monday that it would not take place in 2014, with hopes it will return to the calendar next year.

"The Thailand Open is a world-class tournament and we want to hold it when the environment is stable," president of the Thailand Golf Association Rungsrid Luxsitanonda said in comments released by the organisers.

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