European Tour adds Kenya Savannah Classic to the schedule

European Tour forms a double-header in Kenya for March...

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Fri, 12 Feb 2021
European Tour adds Kenya Savannah Classic to the schedule

The European Tour has today confirmed a new tournament has been created to form a double-header in Kenya next month. 

Keith Pelley, the European Tour's CEO, has revealed the Kenya Savannah Classic will tee up at Karen Country Club in Nairobi from March 23 to 26, two days after the final round of the Magical Kenya Open at the same venue. 

The Magical Kenya Open was last year cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but was won by our very own GolfMagic Tour blogger Guido Migliozzi in 2019. 

The addition of the Kenya Savannah Classic takes the European Tour's schedule back to 42 events after the Oman Open was recently cancelled. 

"The addition of the Kenya Savannah Classic to our 2021 schedule offers vital playing opportunities for our members, while having two consecutive tournaments at Karen Country Club follows our strategy of playing in geographical clusters to reduce travelling as much as possible at the moment," said Pelley.

"We are therefore grateful to the Kenyan Government, Kenya Open Golf Limited and Karen Country Club for their support, and after the postponement of the Magical Kenya Open in 2020, we look forward to visiting Kenya for two consecutive weeks this March."

Peter Kanyago, the chairman of the Kenya Open Golf Limited, said: "We were disappointed not to be able to play the Magical Kenya Open last year after it became a full European Tour event in 2019, but as we continue to prepare for this year's tournament, we are now also very pleased to add a second event, the Kenya Savannah Classic."