Golf

Madrid Open cancelled

2012-07-10 16:45
Golf (File)

Madrid - The Madrid Open has been removed from the European Tour's calendar due to a lack of funding.

Tournament spokesperson Maria Acacia Lopez-Bachiller told The Associated Press that no sponsors for the September 20-23 event were found to replace Bankia, the bailed-out Spanish bank that sponsored the tournament previously.

Acacia Lopez-Bachiller said "organisers are hoping to find new sponsorship to bring the tournament back next year. It's a shame, but the situation in Spain has left it this way."

Acacia Lopez-Bachiller added "at the moment the Andalucia Masters is on." That European Tour event, with a prize fund of €3m, is scheduled for October 18-21 at a yet-to-be-determined location.

The Castellon Masters is another Spanish tournament that has been removed from this year's schedule.

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