Bahrain Dropped From European Tour Schedule

The European Tour has announced that Bahrain will not be a part of its 2012 schedule, following a crackdown on anti-government protesters that has killed over 30 people.

The Royal Golf Club, designed by last year’s Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie, was set to host the Volvo Golf Champions event early next year.

“With work still ongoing to resolve issues in Bahrain and the need to confirm the venue by the end of July 2011, the difficult decision to postpone the event for 2012 was taken,” the Tour said in a statement.

“We know that Bahrain is working hard to address the issues it has faced in recent months, as well as to reach out to the international community,” said George O’Grady from the European Tour.

“We, together with the European Tour players, look forward to returning and building on that first, very successful, event in the future.”

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