Tres Marias canceled due to drug violence

Lorena Ochoa putts out at the 2010 Tres Marias Championship.
Lorena Ochoa putts out at the 2010 Tres Marias Championship. ( Getty Images )

Monday, January 31, 2011

The LPGA has postponed the Tres Marias Championship to 2012 due to drug violence in the area. The tour’s security firm deemed Morelia, Mexico, too risky.

While the tournament contract goes through ’12, an LPGA official said they would need to see significant improvement before returning.

The event was slated for April 21-24. There’s now a three-week gap in April between the Kraft Nabisco and the Avnet LPGA Classic in Mobile, Ala.