European Tour adds new event to form Dubai 'double-header'

The Golf in Dubai Championship presented by DP World, will be played in the penultimate week of the 2020 European Tour season.

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Mon, 9 Nov 2020
European Tour adds new event to form Dubai 'double-header'

The European Tour has added a new event to the 2020 schedule that will now see the season end with back-to-back events played in Dubai.

The Golf in Dubai Championship presented by DP World will be played on the Fire course at Jumeirah Golf Estates, which will then be followed by the season-ending DP World Tour Championship on the neighbouring Earth course.

The event will take place from Wednesday December 2 to Saturday December 5, meaning it clashes with the South African Open already in the schedule for that week.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have seen a disrupted European Tour season, but the revamped schedule is now complete, which features 38 tournaments, 15 of which did not exist prior to the season coming to a halt between March and July.

Keith Pelley, the European Tour’s Chief Executive, said: “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.

“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.

“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.”

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