European Tour set to announce Irish Open venue

Next year’s European Tour will again include just one event Ireland, two in England, one in Wales and three in Scotland.

Next year’s European Tour will again include just one event Ireland, two in England, one in Wales and three in Scotland.

The Irish Open switches from late July to the end of June – three weeks before the Open championship at Royal Lytham – but the venue has yet to be announced.

It is believed Carton House in Co Kildare will host the event.

2012 European Tour schedule:

January

5-8 Africa Open, East London, South Africa

12-15 Joburg Open, Royal Johannesburg & Kensington, South Africa

19-22 Volvo Champions, Fancourt, South Africa

26-29 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Abu Dhabi

February

2-5 Commercialbank Qatar Masters, Doha, Qatar

9-12 Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Emirates, Dubai

16-19 Avantha Masters, DLF, New Delhi, India

22-26 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Dove Mountain, Arizona, USA

March

8-11 WGC-Cadillac Championship, Doral, Florida, USA

15-18 Andalucian Open, venue to be announced

22-25 Hassan Trophy, Golf du Palais Royal, Agadir, Morocco

29-1 Sicilian Open, Verdura, Sicily, Italy

April

5-8 THE MASTERS, Augusta National, Georgia, USA

12-15 Maybank Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

19-22 Volvo China Open, Binhai Lake, Tianjin, China

26-29 Ballantine’s Championship, Blackstone, Icheon, South Korea

May

3-6 Spanish Open, Real Club, Seville, Spain

17-20 Volvo World Match Play Championship, Finca Cortesin, Spain

17-20 Madeira Islands Open, Santo da Serra, Madeira

24-27 BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth, Surrey, England

31-3 ISPS Handa Wales Open, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales

June

6-9 Nordea Masters, Bro Hof Slott, Stockholm, Sweden

14-17 US OPEN, Olympic Club, San Francisco, USA

14-17 St-Omer Open, Aa Saint Omer, France

21-24 BMW International Open, Gut Larchenhof, Cologne, Germany

28-1 Irish Open, venue tba

July

5-8 Alstom French Open, Le Golf National, Paris, France

12-15 Scottish Open, Castle Stuart, Inverness, Scotland

19-22 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, Royal Lytham and St Annes, England

25-28 Austrian Open, Diamond CC, Atzenbrugg, Austria

August

2-5 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Firestone, Akron, USA

9-12 USPGA CHAMPIONSHIP, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA

23-26 Johnnie Walker Championship, Gleneagles, Perthshire, Scotland

30-2 Omega European Masters, Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland

September

6-9 KLM Open, Hilversum, The Netherlands

13-16 Italian Open, Royal Park, Turin, Italy

20-23 Madrid Masters, venue tba

28-30 RYDER CUP, Medinah, Illinois, USA

October

4-7 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, St Andrews, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, Scotland

11-14 Portugal Masters, Oceanico Victoria, Vilamoura, Portugal

18-21 Andalucia Masters, venue tba

18-21 Perth International Championship, Lake Karrinyup, Perth, Australia

November

1-4 WGC-HSBC Champions, venue tba, China

8-11 Barclays Singapore Open, Sentosa, Singapore

15-18 Hong Kong Open, Fanling, Hong Kong

15-18 South African Open, Serengeti, Ekurhuleni, South Africa

22-25 DP World Tour Championship Dubai, Jumeirah Estates, Dubai

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