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Coronavirus prompts European Tour to scrap 4th event

Hero Indian Open, which had been scheduled for next week in New Delhi, joins Malaysian, Volvo China and Magical Kenya opens as casualties of global pandemic

Canceled: The Hero Indian Open, which was scheduled for next week in New Delhi, has joined the growing list of golf tournaments that have fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic. Officials with the European and Asian tours, which were co-sponsoring the event, decided Wednesday to scrap the event, citing recent travel restrictions into and out of India that would have affected players and officials. The tournament had been scheduled for March 19-22 at DLF Golf and Country Club. Keith Pelley, the European Tour’s chief executive said he hopes to reschedule the tournament but gave no alternative date. The Indian Open becomes the fourth European Tour tournament to be canceled this year because of concerns about coronavirus, joining the Maybank Malaysian Open, the Volvo China Open and the Magical Kenya Open on the sidelines. The PGA Tour has not announced any changes to its schedule. The LPGA, which recently canceled its three-tournament Asia Swing, returns to action next week in Phoenix.

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