Rory McIlroy will not give up his "autonomy and freedom" for the sake of big money, and has ruled out joining the Premier Golf League.
Golf events scheduled for Kuala Lumpur and China in April have been postponed, though it is hoped they can still be staged in 2020.
Min Woo Lee closed out victory at the Vic Open to clinch his first European Tour crown.
Robin Sciot-Siegrist slipped five shots back as an eagle at the last put Min Woo Lee in pole position at the Vic Open.
Alejandro Canizares could not replicate his 10 birdies on Thursday and Robin Sciot-Siegrist took advantage to top the leaderboard.
The Vic Open began on Thursday and Spain's Alejandro Canizares made a strong start to lead ahead of day two.
Phil Mickelson wants to earn a spot at the U.S. Open, ruling out accepting a special exemption.
The R&A and USGA want to "break the cycle of increasingly longer hitting distances and golf courses".
Despite not playing this week, four-time major winner Rory McIlroy will soon return to the summit of the rankings.
Graeme McDowell finished two shots clear of Dustin Johnson to win in Saudi Arabia and end a long wait to prevail again on the European Tour.