US PGA Tour cancels Hong Kong event over player safety

The US PGA Tour on Tuesday declared next month's season-ending occasion on its own Chinese puppy golfing circuit in Hong Kong mentioning"continued demonstrations, civil unrest and security concerns".Rather it turned into the newest sporting casualty of occasionally violent mass anti-government protests.The following month's WTA Hong Kong Open, comprising many of the world's top women tennis players, has been postponed and final week a horse racing meeting in the town's famous Happy Valley trail has been canc
elled for the first time."Because of continuing demonstrations, civil unrest and security issues in Hong Kong, PGA Tour Series-China is cancelling the 2019 Clearwater Bay Open," stated a tour announcement Tuesday.The PGA Tour Series-China has approximately 50 Chinese gamers in its own 100-plus membership and operates closely together with all the Beijing-backed China Golf Association to point events, with just two championships -- in Macau and Hong Kong -- being hosted away from the mainland.Having a massive southern entry in Clearwater Bay, which is located to the east of Hong Kong Island, there have been worries that the occasion could be leveraged with anti-Beijing protesters."The protection of our players, team, fans, volunteers and everyone else associated with our championships is always in the forefront of whatever we do," PGA Tour Series-China main Greg Carlson explained."We've analysed this situation from every angle, and as a team we decided that cancelling the 2019 Clearwater Bay Open is your best choice"Countless pro-democracy fans have taken to Hong Kong's roads for nearly four months at the largest challenge to China's principle because the town's handover from Britain in 1997.Violent clashes are becoming more extreme across town in recent months with authorities regularly unleashing baton charges, tear gas and bean bag rounds.The PGA Tour Series-China year will end with all the Macau Championship from October 10-13.The tour's most famous graduate is that the world number 52 Li Haotong, who won the 2014 arrangement of virtue prior to going on to finish third at the 2017 British Open.  

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