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Weather Causes Chaos in Madeira

The 2015 edition of the Madeira Islands Open had to be cancelled last night after strong winds, heavy rain and fog caused the second round to be abandoned and thus the tournament could not complete the requisite two rounds and record an official result.

Over 60mm of rain fell on Saturday night into Sunday morning which despite the best efforts of the green staff, meant the tournament could not be completed.

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.

It is just the third event in European Tour history to be subject to a cancellation, after the Compaq European Grand Prix in 1998 - due to adverse weather - and the WGC - American Express Championship, which was cancelled in the wake of the terrorist attacks in the USA on September 11. However it is the second time in as many seasons that the weather has directly affected the event which was reduced to 36 holes in 2014.