European Tour to return with six-week UK Swing

The European Tour has confirmed it will return in July to kickstart a six-week run of events in the UK.

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Thu, 28 May 2020

The European Tour has announced its modified schedule which sees the British Masters host the first of six consecutive UK events.

Starting July 22, Lee Westwood will host the Betfred British Masters at Close House to kickstart the "UK Swing" which will then be followed by the English Open starting July 30 at the Forest of Arden, which makes its return for the first time in 18 years.

Following the English Open will be the English Championship at Hanbury Manor, before the European Tour heads to Celtic Manor for back-to-back events at the 2010 Ryder Cup venue, starting with the Celtic Classic and followed by the Wales Open.

The UK Swing concludes at the end of August with the UK Championship at The Belfry, a venue that has hosted four Ryder Cups between 1993 and 2002.

A schedule for September is yet to be confirmed by the European Tour, but the Rolex Series event - the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open - has been moved from July to the second week in October at the Renaissance Club.

European Tour Schedule

British Masters - July 22nd - 25th @ Close House
 
English Open - July 30th - August 2nd @ Forest of Arden
 
English Championship - August 6th - 9th @ Hanbury Manor
 
Celtic Classic - August 13th - 16th @ Celtic Manor
 
Wales Open - August 20th - 23rd @ Celtic Manor
 
UK Championship - August 27th - 30th @ The Belfry
 
 

A European Tour statement read: "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.

"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."

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