Hong Kong’s 2021 sporting prospectus has been dealt another blow with confirmation that the 2021 season of the PGA Tour Series-China has been scrapped, likely taking with it the Clearwater Bay Open . Organisers of the Tour, a feeder circuit for the PGA Tour, announced on Saturday that the 2021 campaign was cancelled due to ongoing uncertainty around the Covid-19 pandemic in the region. While the PGA was able to lay out a road map for the Canada-based Mackenzie Tour and PGA Tour Latinoamerica to return to action following lengthy breaks, it deemed travel restrictions in Asia “too difficult to overcome” and scrapped its plans altogether. “Because of the pandemic and the uncertainty of the situation in Asia at this time, PGA Tour Series-China will not be conducting a season in 2021,” a PGA Tour statement read. “During the year, Series officials will discuss ways of returning to competitive golf and look forward to returning to a full schedule of events in 2022.” A (provisional) Hong Kong sports calendar for 2021 The move comes following a heavily depleted 2020 campaign which was cancelled in July having only been able to stage a handful of qualifying events. The Clearwater Bay Open was last held in 2018, when local star Jason Hak Shun-yat memorably set a new course record . It was axed in 2019 and 2020 because of Hong Kong’s civil unrest . PGA Tour Series-China executive director, Greg Carlson, said: “We remain committed to the region and want to do everything we can to give competitive opportunities for players in Asia and from the Pacific Rim. “We are trying to pursue other opportunities for our players to play in 2021. We will also take this pause and evaluate what we might be able to do in 2022.” Hong Kong golfer Jason Hak finds ‘safe’ haven in China and opportunity to compete again in Covid-19 world Hong Kong was able to host the delayed 2019 Hong Kong Open in January of last year, one of the few sporting events to be held in the city during a wretched 2020 for local sport, but its status was reduced from its usual European Tour co-sanctioned designation to an Asian Tour event due to a calendar clash on the European circuit. The 2021 edition of the Fanling showpiece is still up in the air. It had hoped to return to its regular slot on the European Tour calendar – in November – this year, but the event was left off a provisional European Tour 2021 calendar and the Asian Tour is yet to publish its 2021 schedule. For the last five years, the Asian Tour has kicked off in January at the Singapore Open at Sentosa Golf Club, but as of yet there has been no announcement of a schedule for this year’s Asian Tour.