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Tour News (posted 5th August 1998)

Oki Pro-Am withdrawn from European Tour

Madrid, Spain - October's Oki Pro-Am has been withdrawn from this year's PGA European Tour schedule.

The tournament, run by Seve Ballesteros' company Amen Corner, was won in its inaugural year (1996) by US Ryder Cup captain Tom Kite and on its second staging by Ireland's Paul McGinley.

Both times the 450,000 tournament was played at La Moraleja in Madrid, but in explaining the cancellation Amen Corner's managing director Javier Gervas said: "Several potential venues were researched but we were unable to conclude our arrangements satisfactorily.

"We have enjoyed two excellent tournaments and we hope it may return to the calendar at a future date."

The European Tour has confirmed that no alternative event will be arranged to fill the vacant slot on its schedule.