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European Tour confirms Kenya Open suspended due to coronavirus

Keith Pelley (PA/Supplied)
Keith Pelley (PA/Supplied)

The European Tour has confirmed the upcoming Magical Kenya Open has been suspended due to the spread of the coronavirus.

The tournament was scheduled for the Karen Country Club in Nairobi next week from March 12-15, but will now not take place after the Government of Kenya on Friday morning announced their decision to postpone all meetings and conferences in the country of an international nature.

That includes this month's European Tour event, although the suspension will be reviewed in a month's time.

Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European Tour said: "We understand and totally respect the decision made by the Government of Kenya in these difficult times.

"We are looking into the possibility of rescheduling the tournament at some point later in the season, but that remains simply a possibility right now - we have no definitive plans at this stage.

"I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Kenyan Government for their unwavering support, alongside Kenya Open Golf Limited chairperson Peter Kanyago and Tournament Director Patrick Obath for their strenuous efforts and commitment. We look forward to returning to Kenya in due course."

- TEAMtalk media

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