• Dubai double-header added to European Tour

    Jumeirah Golf Estates
    Jumeirah Golf Estates

    The European Tour on Monday confirmed that the 2020 schedule will conclude with a Dubai ‘double-header’ in December after a new event was added.

    The Golf in Dubai Championship presented by DP World will be hosted at the Jumeirah Golf Estates from 2-5 December in the penultimate week of this year’s action.

    A prize fund of US$1.2 million will be on offer at the event and will overlap partly with the South African Open, which tees off from 3-6 December at the Gary Player Country Club.

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    A week later the annual DP World Tour Championship will cap a challenging year on Tour, but will also crown the 2020 Race to Dubai winner as a result.

    The DP World Tour challenge will also mark the fourth and final event on the Rolex Series, contested on the Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

    European Tour CEO Keith Pelley said it is encouraging to see the amount of effort and compromise that has gone into the adjusted schedule since the Tour’s restart.

    ‘It has undoubtedly been a very different and complex challenge to completely reimagine our 2020 schedule since March, but our team has worked incredibly hard behind the scenes, demonstrating creativity and agility,’ he explained.

    ‘The Golf in Dubai Championship presented by DP World is the final piece in this jigsaw and continues our policy of playing in geographical clusters.

    ‘Alongside the South African Open, it gives our players the option of ending the regular season at one of two terrific locations ahead of our season finale, the DP World Tour Championship.

    ‘I would like to thank the leaders of Dubai, DP World, Falcon and Associates and Jumeirah Golf Estates for helping to make this new event happen.

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    ‘The creation of this new tournament reflects the evolution in our partnership with DP World, through their support of the DP World Tour Championship, the Emirates Golf Federation development programmes, our EDGA Dubai finale and, of course, as an Official Partner of the European Tour.’

    Last year Jon Rahm and Tommy Fleetwood battled it out during the final hurdle of the 2019 season, with the Spaniard victorious at the DP World Tour Championship.

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