U.S. Golfers Pull Out of Korea Amid Tensions

April 22, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

U.S. golfers pull out:  Two U.S. golfers pulled out of the Ballantine’s Championship in South Korea on Monday due to political tensions in the area.

Ryder Cup golfers Dustin Johnson and Zach Johnson “have reached this decision following perceived unrest on the Korean peninsula,” reads a statement from the European Tour, according to Reuters.

Over the past few weeks, North Korea has been issuing threats to its southern neighbor and the United States over sanctions imposed on the communist regime over its nuclear tests.

South Korean media outlets on Sunday reported that North Korea moved missile launchers to its eastern coast.

A military source told the Yonhap News Agency that Scud missile launchers were moved there, suggesting that North Korea is looking to make preparations for a missile launch.

Authorities also said that Pyongyang moved two mid-range missiles to Wonsan and set up seven mobile missile launchers in Wonsan and South Hamgyeong Province, according to the news agency.