Winds of up to 45mph meant that less than three hours’ play was possible on the second day of the Commercialbank Qatar Masters which has now been cut to just 54 holes.
They decided at 2pm to call off play for the day and announced soon afterwards by tournament director David Probyn that the sponsors did not want the event to carry into Monday.
Many of the players are also entered for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic next week which they hope will go ahead.
“The course is still on the verge of playable, but there’s no point sending the guys out for an hour or two on a marginal course,” Probyn said.
“The winds will be down a notch tomorrow and decreasing during the day, while the forecast for Sunday is for much calmer conditions.”