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Golf’s Macau Open postponed due to “lack of sponsorship”

Chinese media reports attribute the postponement to the event promoter, the Macau Sports Development Board, failing to attract a private sponsor to cover the cost of an event that was getting more and more expensive every year.

An Asian Tour spokesman said he had no idea if the $500,000 event would be scheduled later this year. “Only the Macau Sports Development Board can tell that,” he said.

The Macau Open has been run since 1998 and winners have included eight-times European champion Colin Montgomerie.