European Tour adjusts 2009 schedule

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2009 European TourLONDON ' The European Tour announced changes to the 2009 International schedule on Thursday.
 
The British Masters, originally scheduled from September 17-20, has been removed from the schedule for the year due to the lack of a sponsor. The tour hopes to have the event back on the schedule in 2010.
 
With that opening, the Austrian Golf Open has been moved from June to September and the prize money has been increased by 200,000 euros.
 
The Vivendi Trophy (formerly the Seve Trophy) will be played the week after the Austrian Golf Open, September 24-27. The Madrid Masters will remain in its schedule date, October 8-11, with details on a venue and prize find to come shortly.
 
The European Masters, September 3-6, marks the start of qualifying for the 2010 European Ryder Cup team.