Unrest in North Africa won’t divert eGolf Tour
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
North Africa’s recent unrest hasn’t changed a U.S. mini-tour’s plans to host two events in the region. In light of massive political protests in Egypt and Tunisia, the eGolf Professional Tour still plans to visit Morocco for the Samanah Classic on March 6-9 in Marrakech and the El Jadida Classic on March 12-15 in El Jadida. Those events are believed to be the first official-money events in Africa by a U.S. tour.
“Everything that we’ve been told and researched says that everything (in Morocco) is fine,” said David Siegel, the eGolf Tour’s president and tour director. “There hasn’t been any unrest.”
Ratings agency Standard & Poors lists Morocco as the region’s least likely country to be affected by political instability, according to Reuters.
The eGolf Tour’s two Moroccan events will feature 120-player fields and $250,000 purses. Each winner will gain entry in the European Tour’s King Hassan II Trophy on March 31-April 3 in Morocco.