The Golf in Dubai Championship, which will be played on the Jumeriah Golf Estates from December 2nd to 5th as a European Tour, is expanding its troubled 2020 season with another tournament. Watch them both live on Sky Sports Golf
Last updated: 9/11/20 11:31 AM
The European Tour has announced a double headed ball in Dubai, with a new event for the penultimate week of the season.
The Golf in Dubai Championship presented by DP World will take place a week before the DP World Tour Championship at the end of next month’s season. Both are played on the Jumeriah Golf Estates.
The opening tournament will be played on the Fire Course. The decision for the Race to Dubai will take place on the Earth Course from Thursday 10 December to Sunday 13 December.
The new event clashes with the South African Open, although it starts and ends a day earlier. The final round is scheduled for Saturday 5th December.
The disrupted 2020 schedule is now over with the addition of the Golf in Dubai championship, the 15th new event of the 38 tournaments that will determine Europe’s No. 1.
Keith Pelley, Executive Director of the European Tour said: “It was undoubtedly a completely different and complex challenge to completely rethink 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 of the puzzle and continues our policy of playing in geographic clusters.
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“In addition to the South African Open, our players have the opportunity to end the regular season in one of two great locations before our season finale, the DP World Tour Championship.
“I would like to thank the executives at Dubai, DP World, Falcon and Associates and Jumeriah Golf Estates for helping make this new event a reality.
“The creation of this new tournament reflects the evolution of our partnership with DP World, through support for the DP World Tour Championship, the Emirates Golf Federation development programs, our EDGA Dubai Finals and of course as an official European Tour partner.”