CHIANG MAI – The US$750,000 (24.4 million baht) Chiangmai Golf Classic, originally scheduled to take place in July, has been postponed, organizers announced Wednesday.
A deepening political crisis in the divided kingdom saw martial law declared last month and the organizers said in a statement released by the Asian Tour that the event in the northern city would be rescheduled later in the year.
Last year’s inaugural Chiangmai Classic, won by Australia’s Scott Hend, also featured an appearance by four-time major winner Ernie Els of South Africa who tied for 14th place.
“Organisers of the Chiangmai Golf Classic presented by PTT Plc have announced the postponement of the US$750,000 Asian Tour tournament scheduled at the Alpine Golf Resort Chiangmai from July 3-6, 2014, to a later date this year,” the statement said.
“All sponsors of the event have expressed their full support and continued commitment towards the prestigious tournament which is aimed at promoting professional golf in Thailand as well as the city of Chiangmai and Thailand.”