Asian Tour CEO steps down amid merger talks


HONG KONG: Asian Tour chief executive Mike Kerr has resigned, the body revealed on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), at a time of high uncertainty with negotiations underway for a merger with the European Tour. Kerr’s position had been rumured to be in jeopardy since the tour’s players held a meeting at the Macau Open in October, where they voiced disquiet about the proposed creation of a mega-tour straddling the two continents and his handling of the merger. A statement said: “The Asian Tour has announced that its CEO Mike Kerr has left the organisation after three-and-a-half years in the role.” No reason was given for the departure of the former senior executive at the ESPN STAR Sports TV channel, and the statement did not say whether he would be replaced.



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