Once again, the expansive 12 month schedule from November 2018 to November 2019 emphasises the global nature of the European Tour with 48 tournaments in 31 countries spanning five continents


Once again, the expansive 12 month schedule from November 2018 to November 2019 emphasises the global nature of the European Tour with 48 tournaments in 31 countries spanning five continents

The European Tour has released its International Calendar for 2019. The Portugal Masters is one of the tournaments that sees its date changed. Instead of September, as in 2016 and 2017, the Portugal Masters returns to its original schedule, the month of October. The tournament will be played between the 24th and 27th with the Pro-Am played on the 23rd of October.

The Portugal Masters takes the place of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters – which is anticipated for June – and becomes the last tournament before the WGC-HSBC Champions and the End Series, composed by last the three tournaments of the Rolex Series – Turkish Airlines Open, Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player and DP World Tour Championship Dubai.

In addition to the Portugal Masters, that is now preceded of the Open de France, Portugal receives another European Tour competition, the GolfSixes the first time it’s played outside Great-Britain. It will be played in June, and the venue will be announced asap.

Once again, the expansive 12 month schedule from November 2018 to November 2019 emphasises the global nature of the European Tour with 48 tournaments in 31 countries spanning five continents – Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and North America.

As in 2018 there are 47 tournaments counting towards the Race to Dubai – in addition to the return of the inventive GolfSixes for its third staging in June. This total includes the eight tournaments which form the Rolex Series events, the premier tournament category on the European Tour, each of which has a minimum prize fund of US$7 million.

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