In a massive blow to Australian golf, there will be no Australian Masters this year.

In a bid to stay relevant, the Masters moved from its traditional home of Huntingdale Golf Club in 2008 onto a rotation system across Melbourne’s revered Sandbelt courses.

But after its return to Huntingdale last year, where Peter Senior donned the gold jacket at the age of 56, the tournament has been scrapped by promoters IMG, according to a statement issued today.

Statement from David Rollo, Vice President-Director of Golf, IMG Australia and New Zealand:

“As part of IMG’s ongoing evolution of its golf events business, the company is in the process of reimagining its Australian Masters event to ensure the delivery of a world-class experience. To best execute a change of this scale, IMG today announced that the Australian Masters will not be played in 2016.

IMG will unveil its new plans for the event in the coming months.”