The European Tour have announced that the upcoming Hero Indian Open has been postponed due to the spread of coronavirus.
The tournament was due to take place in New Delhi next week but the decision to postpone has made following travel restrictions being imposed by the Indian government.
“In these difficult global circumstances, we fully understand and appreciate the recent restrictions introduced in respect of travel into India," said European Tour Chief Executive Keith Pelley.
"As these new measures now prevent many members of both Tours being able to play in the tournament, everyone involved in the staging of the Hero Indian Open felt it was the correct decision to postpone the tournament.
Asian Tour Commissioner Cho Minn Thant is hopeful that the even can be rescheduled later in the year:
“With these new travel regulations now in place, there has been a significant impact on the ability of our members, officials and service teams of both Tours to make their entry into India for the tournament.
“We will continue to take advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and local health authorities while monitoring the situation in relation to the possibility of rescheduling the event later in the year.”