Turkish Airlines Open is under threat after rocket attack

The Turkish Airlines is being reviewed after attacks in the Turkish southern city of Antalya. European Tour officials have spent the last few days investigating reports of a rocket attack in the resort town of Kremer.


Kremer is about a 50 minute drive south of Antalya. Turkish media reported two rockets were fired into the town from a mountainous area near a highway linking Antalya and Kremer.

The rocket looked to be targeting a fuel tanker but hit a storage house for a nearby fishing company, according to Ryan Ballengee writing for Yahoo Sports.

As a matter of priority, we are currently investigating [Friday’s] incident in the Antalya region with our security consultants and local authorities,”

European Tour spokesman

The Turkish Airlines Open is the first event in the European Tour Final Series – our equivalent to the FedExCup playoffs.  Tiger Woods was due to play in this event before withdrawing last week. Rory McIlroy is the top-billed player amongst a host of big names.

The $7 million purse has attracted several players from the PGA TOUR. Victor Dubuisson of France will look to defend his title in little over two weeks, if all goes ahead as planned.

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