The tournament was due to be held from May 6-9 at Le Golf National outside Paris, the venue for the 2018 Ryder Cup.

The European Tour hopes to reschedule the event and is also looking into options to fill the vacancy on the calendar.

"It is clearly disappointing to have to postpone the Open de France ... but we feel it is the responsible decision," chief executive Keith Pelley said.

- Phil Casey, PAA