Colin Montgomerie, of Scotland, watches his drive from the 17th tee during the final round of the Senior Players Championship golf tournament in Belmont, Mass., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Montgomerie checked out OK after heading to the hospital with chest pai
Michael Dwyer
August 25, 2015

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The Champions Tour has canceled its September tournament in China near the port where an explosion killed more than 100 people and left several more missing.

The Pacific Links China Championship was to be held Sept. 18-20 at the 27 Club in Tianjin. The golf club and adjacent area were not affected by the Aug. 12 blast at a storage facility in the port area of Tianjin.

Organizers decided it was best to cancel the tournament out of respect to a grieving community. Pacific Links International chairman Sun Liping says it is time to support the victims' families and friends and the community of Tianjin.

The tour indicates the tournament will be played next year.

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