The Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI was cancelled after four days of strong winds, heavy rain and thick fog meant the requisite 36 holes could not be completed and a result could not be declared.
The picturesque island venue of Clube de Golf do Santo da Serra endured a torrent of rain on Sunday, with 60mm falling overnight and during the morning, meaning the second and final round, after the event had initially been reduced to 36 holes, could not start.
During the delay and as the greenkeeping staff worked hard to prepare the course, more rain fell and the course remained unplayable, meaning the final round did not commence. With a weather warning issued for Monday due to strong winds, it was decided that the tournament be cancelled and all scores null and void.
The European Tour has already begun discussions with the sponsors and host venue to reschedule the event for another week in The 2015 Race to Dubai schedule.