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EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCES RESUMPTION OF 2020 SEASON
▪ Six tournament ‘UK Swing’ in July and August relaunches reshaped season
▪ Rescheduled dates also announced for four Rolex Series events
▪ Season underpinned by Tour’s Medical Health Strategy and ‘Golf for Good’ initiative
The European Tour today announces plans for the resumption of the 2020 season with the launch of a new six-week ‘UK Swing’ as well as the confirmation of new dates for four Rolex Series events.
Following the suspension of the season on March 8 due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, the European Tour will return to action initially behind closed doors in July and run through until December. All tournaments will be subject to stringent safety and testing protocols set out in the Tour’s comprehensive Health Strategy which will continue to evolve, aligned with international Government guidance and health guidelines.
The first tournament in the ‘UK Swing’ is the Betfred British Masters hosted by Lee Westwood, which will be played at Close House, near Newcastle in the north east of England, from Wednesday July 22 to Saturday July 25 – a week earlier than originally scheduled.
It will be followed by the English Open at the Marriott Forest of Arden and the English Championship at Marriott Hanbury Manor, before The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport hosts back-to-back European Tour tournaments – the Celtic Classic and the Wales Open.
It is a timely return to the south Wales resort as this year also marks the tenth anniversary of Europe’s dramatic victory against the United States in The 2010 Ryder Cup at the same venue.
The UK Swing will then conclude with the UK Championship at The Belfry, another venue rich in Ryder Cup history, having played host to four contests with Europe triumphing in two (1985 and 2002), the US having won in 1993, with the 1989 match ending in a 14-14 tie.
Details of subsequent tournaments on the European Tour from September through to November will be announced in due course, with a variety of scheduling options currently under consideration as the global situation continues to evolve.
However, rescheduled dates have been announced for four Rolex Series events; the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club which now takes place from October 8-11 and the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club which moves to the following week, October 15-18.
There are also new dates for the final two tournaments of the year. The Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player is now scheduled for December 3-6 at Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, with the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, now due to take place from December 10-13 at Jumeirah Golf Estates, where the 2020 Race to Dubai Champion will be crowned.
While the intention remains to crown a new Race to Dubai Champion on Sunday December 13, as part of the changes to the end of the 2020 season caused by the impact of COVID-19, the European Tour’s Tournament Committee recently agreed that all Members’ 2020 Categories, and their ranking within that category, will be retained in 2021 with related playing rights being protected to the absolute maximum possible in the 2021 season.
That decision was passed unanimously by the Committee, as was the fact that there will no longer be a ‘Minimum Tournament Regulation’ for the 2020 season.
Pelley added: “We recognise that when we resume playing golf, each player’s circumstances will be different. We therefore do not want to put anyone in a position whereby they feel they have no choice other than to play in certain events in order to protect their livelihood.
“Similarly, the feeling was that it was not fair to disadvantage any member who might want to play in an event but who might not be able to due to ongoing travel restrictions. Therefore, in consultation with our Tournament Committee, it was agreed preserving their exempt status for 2021 was the fairest solution in these unprecedented times.
“As a consequence, there will be no Qualifying School this year and no formal graduation from the Challenge Tour, although the Tournament Committee has agreed to reward exceptional performance on both the European Tour and the Challenge Tour in 2020, precise details of which we will announce in due course.”
APPENDIX 1 - TOURNAMENT DETAILS
Jul 22-25 (W-S): Betfred British Masters hosted by Lee Westwood, Close House Golf
Club, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
July 30- Aug 2:English Open, Marriott Forest of Arden, Birmingham, England
Aug 6-9: English Championship, Marriott Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire, England
Aug 13-16: Celtic Classic, The Celtic Manor Resort, City of Newport, Wales
Aug 20-23: Wales Open, The Celtic Manor Resort, City of Newport, Wales
Aug 27-30: UK Championship, The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England
Oct 8-11: Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, The Renaissance Club,
North Berwick, Scotland
Oct 15-18: BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, England
Dec 3-6: Nedbank Golf Challenge Hosted by Gary Player, Gary Player CC, Sun
City, South Africa
Dec 10-13: DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai,
APPENDIX 2 – ‘UK SWING’ CHARITABLE BREAKDOWN
European Tour donations to venues
Close House £50,000
Marriott Forest of Arden £50,000
Marriott Hanbury Manor £50,000
The Celtic Manor Resort£50,000
‘UK Swing’ Mini Order of Merit – For Players to donate to charities of their choice
APPENDIX 3: ‘GOLF FOR GOOD’ SUMMARY