European Tour schedule announced

Next season’s European Tour – starting in South Africa on Thursday – will feature a minimum of 47 tournaments, including six new ones, and will once again culminate in the Dubai World Championship.

Next season’s European Tour – starting in South Africa on Thursday – will feature a minimum of 47 tournaments, including six new ones, and will once again culminate in the Dubai World Championship.

The season-ending event won by Lee Westwood three weeks ago had its prize fund and money list bonus pool cut by 25% because of the economic situation faced by the property developer sponsors.

But the Tour today announced that there will again be €10m up for grabs at the Jumeirah Estates next November 25-28.

A notable absentee from the schedule is the European Open, which has been played every season since 1977 and has been at The London Club in Kent the last two years.

That had been backed by the same Leisurecorp company who were behind the Dubai World Championship.

The six new tournaments, however, are the Africa Open in South Africa, Avantha Masters in India, Hassan Trophy in Morocco, Open Cala Millor Mallorca in Majorca, the Vivendi at a venue yet to be announced and the Andalucia Masters at Valderrama.

This September the Vivendi Trophy was match play between a Britain and Ireland team and one from Continental Europe, but with the Ryder Cup taking place in October the event will be individual stroke play next season.

A date has yet to be fixed for the Volvo World Match Play won by Ross Fisher last month, but it will be on the same Finca Cortesin course in Spain.

Wentworth, its previous home, unveils its new look at the BMW PGA Championship in May. As well as changes to all the greens the 18th now features a ditch short of the putting surface.

Tour schedule:



10-13 Alfred Dunhill Championship, Leopard Creek, South Africa

17-20 South African Open, Pearl Valley, Western Cape



7-10 Africa Open, East London, South Africa

14-17 Joburg Open, Royal Johannesburg and Kensington, South Africa

21-24 Abu Dhabi Championship, Abu Dhabi GC, United Arab Emirates

28-31 Commercialbank Qatar Masters, Doha, Qatar


4-7 Omega Dubai Desert Classic Emirates, Dubai

11-14 Avantha Masters, New Delhi, India

17-21 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Dove Mountain, Arizona, USA


4-7 Maybank Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur

11-14 WGC-CA Championship, Doral, Miami, Florida, USA

18-21 Hassan II Trophy, Royal Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco

25-28 Andalucian Open, Parador de Malaga, Malaga, Spain


1-4 Estoril Portuguese Open, Penha Longa, Sintra


8-11 Madeira Islands Open BPI-Portugal, Porto Santo, Madeira

15-18 to be announced

22-25 Ballantine’s Championship, Jeju Island, South Korea

29-May 2 Spanish Open, Real Club, Seville


6-9 BMW Italian Open, Royal Park, Turin

13-16 Open Cala Millor Mallorca, Pula, Majorca

20-23 BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth, Surrey, England

27-30 Madrid Masters, venue tba


3-6 Celtic Manor Wales Open, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales

10-13 Austrian Golf Open, Fontana, Vienna


17-20 St-Omer Open, Aa Saint Omer, Lumbres, France

24-27 BMW International Open, Munchen Eichenried, Munich, Germany


1-4 Alstom French Open, Le Golf National, Paris, France

8-11 Barclays Scottish Open, Loch Lomond, Scotland


12-25 Nordea Scandinavian Masters, Bro Hof Slott, Stockholm, Sweden

29-Aug 1 3 Irish Open, Killarney, Co Kerry, Ireland


5-8 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Firestone, Akron, Ohio, USA


19-22 Czech Open, Prosper Resort, Celadna, Czech Republic

26-29 Johnnie Walker Championship, Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland


2-5 Omega European Masters, Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland

9-12 KLM Open, Hilversum, The Netherlands

16-19 tba

23-26 The Vivendi, tba



7-10 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, St Andrews, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, Scotland

14-17 Portugal Masters, Oceanico Victoria, Vilamoura

21-24 Castellon Masters, Club de Campo del Mediterraneo, Castellon, Spain

28-31 Andalucia Masters, Valderrama, Sotogrande, Spain


4-7 WGC-HSBC Champions, Sheshan International, Shanghai, China

11-14 Barclays Singapore Open, Sentosa, Singapore

18-21 Hong Kong Open, Fanling, Hong Kong

25-28 Dubai World Championship, Jumeirah Estates, Dubai

Dates to be confirmed: Volvo China Open, Jinji Lake; Volvo World Match Play Championship, Finca Cortesin, Spain; JBWere Masters, Kingston Heath, Melbourne, Australia

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CourtsGolfHeathrowPlace: South AfricaPlace: Jumeirah EstatesPlace: KentPlace: IndiaPlace: MoroccoPlace: MajorcaPlace: ValderramaPlace: IrelandPlace: Continental EuropePlace: SpainPlace: WentworthPlace: KensingtonPlace: United Arab EmiratesPlace: Doha, QatarPlace: DubaiPlace: New DelhiPlace: ArizonaPlace: USAPlace: Kuala LumpurPlace: Miami, FloridaPlace: SalamPlace: RabatPlace: MalagaPlace: PenhaPlace: SintraPlace: MASTERSPlace: Augusta NationalPlace: AugustaPlace: GEORGIA, USAPlace: Porto SantoPlace: MadeiraPlace: South KoreaPlace: SevillePlace: Royal ParkPlace: TurinPlace: PulaPlace: Newport, WalesPlace: Fontana,Place: ViennaPlace: Lumbres, FrancePlace: MunchenPlace: Munich,Place: GermanyPlace: Paris,Place: FrancePlace: Loch LomondPlace: ScotlandPlace: SlottPlace: Stockholm,Place: KillarneyPlace: FirestonePlace: AkronPlace: Whistling StraitsPlace: WISCONSIN, USAPlace: Prosper ResortPlace: Celadna, Czech RepublicPlace: Gleneagles HotelPlace: Perthshire, ScotlandPlace: HilversumPlace: The NetherlandsPlace: NewportPlace: WalesPlace: CarnoustiePlace: VilamouraPlace: Castellon, SpainPlace: SotograndePlace: Shanghai, ChinaPlace: Sentosa,Place: FanlingPlace: Hong KongPerson: Lee WestwoodPerson: Ross FisherPerson: Finca CortesinEvent: European TourEvent: Dubai World ChampionshipEvent: European OpenEvent: Africa OpenEvent: Avantha MastersEvent: Hassan TrophyEvent: Open Cala Millor MallorcaEvent: Andalucia MastersEvent: Vivendi TrophyEvent: Ryder CupEvent: Volvo World Match PlayEvent: BMW PGA ChampionshipEvent: Alfred Dunhill ChampionshipEvent: Leopard CreekEvent: South African OpenEvent: Joburg OpenEvent: Royal JohannesburgEvent: Abu Dhabi ChampionshipEvent: Commercialbank Qatar MastersEvent: Omega Dubai Desert Classic EmiratesEvent: WGCEvent: Accenture Match Play ChampionshipEvent: Maybank Malaysian OpenEvent: WGC-CA ChampionshipEvent: Hassan II TrophyEvent: Royal Dar EsEvent: Andalucian OpenEvent: de MalagaEvent: Estoril Portuguese OpenEvent: LongaEvent: Madeira Islands Open BPI-PortugalEvent: Ballantine’s ChampionshipEvent: Jeju IslandEvent: Spanish OpenEvent: Real ClubEvent: BMW Italian OpenEvent: Madrid MastersEvent: Celtic Manor Wales OpenEvent: Austrian Golf OpenEvent: US OpenEvent: PEBBLE BEACHEvent: St-Omer OpenEvent: BMW International OpenEvent: Alstom French OpenEvent: Le Golf NationalEvent: Barclays Scottish OpenEvent: Open ChampionshipEvent: Nordea Scandinavian MastersEvent: Irish OpenEvent: Bridgestone InvitationalEvent: US PGA championshipEvent: Czech OpenEvent: Johnnie Walker ChampionshipEvent: Omega European MastersEvent: Crans-Event: KLM OpenEvent: The VivendiEvent: CELTIC MANOREvent: Alfred Dunhill Links ChampionshipEvent: St AndrewsEvent: Portugal MastersEvent: Oceanico VictoriaEvent: Castellon MastersEvent: Club deEvent: del MediterraneoEvent: HSBC ChampionsEvent: Sheshan InternationalEvent: Barclays Singapore OpenEvent: Hong Kong OpenEvent: Jumeirah EstatesOrganisation: LeisurecorpOrganisation: Vivendi

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