Czech Open cancelled due to lack of money

Organizers say the Czech Open scheduled for August has been

cancelled due to a lack of funding.

The tournament has been staged for the past three years at the

Prosper Golf Resort in the eastern Czech town of Celadna. In 2009,

the tournament returned to the Czech Republic for the first time

since 1997.

In a statement on Friday, organizers said they decided to cancel

the event planned for Aug. 16-19 after talks with the European


They said they still hope to stage the tournament next year for

at least three consecutive years.

Oliver Fisher of England won the Czech Open last year for his

first European Tour victory.

It’s the third European Tour event canceled in 2012 because of

financial difficulties.