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Hong Kong Open gets new date but no European tie-in

After being postponed because of violent unrest on island, tournament will be played Jan. 9-12 as Asian Tour’s ’20 opener

Rescheduled: The Hong Kong Open has been rescheduled to be played Jan. 9-12, organizers announced. The event, originally set for Nov. 28-Dec. 1, was postponed because of ongoing violent protests against Chinese rule on the island (“In other golf news,” Nov. 20). However, the European Tour will not co-sanction the tournament with the Asian Tour because of a conflict that week when it joins the Sunshine Tour in co-sponsoring the South African Open in Johannesburg. The Hong Kong Open, to be played at Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling, will be the first event of the Asian Tour’s 2020 season.

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