The tournament at Le Golf National was due to be staged two weeks before the French Open tennis grand slam at Roland Garros.
The deal effectively makes the two leading tours more partners than rivals. The tours said in a statement it would allow them to collaborate on commercial opportunities and global media rights in certain territories.
Australia's innovative Vic Open, the only event on the world's professional golf tours where men and women tee off in alternate groups on the same course, fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday.
Catlin will be replaced in the tournament at Hanbury Manor by South African Wilco Nienaber.
Horsfield gave up three bogeys and a double to sign for a 1-under 71 and a 14-under 202 total that left him one shot ahead of Oliver Farr, Rasmus Hojgaard and Mikko Korhonen.
Hero Cup 2020: Shubhankar Sharma bows out; Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez, Sam Horsfield share halfway lead on European Tour
Shubhankar Sharma, who shot 73 in the first round, seemed to have put himself way off the cut line with three bogeys on the trot around the turn as he dropped shots on ninth, 10th and 11th holes at which point he was four-over for the tournament.
The British Masters marks the start of the “UK Swing,” a series of six events played in England and Wales over the next six weeks devised primarily for ease of travel for players amid the coronavirus pandemic.
OWGR points being awarded for events in the US while Europe is not playing unfair, but not an unexpected move
The awarding of Official World Golf Ranking points in US while others are not getting to play, it might sound unfair, but it is actually a no-win situation
Golf’s calendar has been decimated by the novel coronavirus outbreak, with three of the sport’s four majors rescheduled and the British Open cancelled.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian Open stays on course in 2020 calendar; European Tour comes up with modest schedule
Though Keith Pelley, CEO of the European Tour, did not reveal any dates – he released dates only for the initial UK swing of six events and four Rolex events - the Hero Indian Open could come onto the calendar sometime in late October-early November.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Pandemic break a blessing in disguise, allowed me to reassess my game, says golfer Shubhankar Sharma
Sharma, a 2018 Asian Tour Order of Merit champion, believes he will be in better form when he tees up for what will be his first professional tournament in four months.
Two more golf events on the European Tour were called off Monday because of the coronavirus pandemic, ensuring there will be no play until the end of June at the earliest.
Tiger Woods said he had been approached by the Premier Golf League (PGL) and was gathering more information about a concept that could be a more lucrative alternative to the PGA Tour
Golfer Shubhankar Sharma becomes first Indian to win Rookie of the Year honours on the European Tour
Shubhankar Sharma became the first Indian to emerge as the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year on the European Tour despite a disappointing final round of 80 at the DP World Tour Championships on Sunday.
If Rory McIlroy goes ahead with his plan of not taking up the 2019 membership, it may leave the European Tour in a rather embarrassing situation.
Turkish Airlines Open: Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood prepare for tournament with different goals in mind
Justin Rose admits this has probably been one of his best years in terms of consistency as he tees off to seek a successful defence of his Turkish Airlines Open title this week.
Turkish Airlines Open: Global traveller Shubhankar Sharma gears up for final series of 2018 European Tour
Shubhankar Sharma is ready for another three weeks on the European Tour's Final series on the Race to Dubai which travels from Antalya, Turkey to South Africa and finally Dubai. This week Sharma plays the Turkish Airlines Open, the first of three events in the final series for the 2018 European Tour season.
The announcement comes from Bono after the Irish rock band was forced to cancel a gig in Berlin when they were only a few songs in, as Bono's voice broke
Going into the final round, Gaganjeet Bhullar withstood intense pressure as he holed a monstrous chip from outside the green for an eagle-three at the 17th to head into the last hole with a one-shot advantage over Quayle.