European Tour adds Dubai tournament ahead of 2021 season finale
October 5 (Reuters) – The European Tour added the AVIV Dubai Championship to its 2021 schedule on Tuesday, with the $ 1.5 million event returning for a second consecutive season and replacing the canceled Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player in South Africa.
The event will take place at the Fire course at Jumeirah Golf Estates from November 11-14 and form a November double in Dubai with the DP World Tour End-of-Season Championship, which takes place November 18-21 at the neighboring course. Course of the Earth.
The event, called “Golf in Dubai Championship” last year and won by Frenchman Antoine Rozner, follows the Mallorca Golf Open (October 21-24) and Portugal Masters (November 4-7) by being added to the program. of this year. .
Players from both Iberian swing events and the penultimate round in Dubai will be looking to seal their places in the $ 9 million DP World Tour championship.
The European Tour has said South Africa’s canceled tournament will return for its 40th anniversary in 2022.
Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson
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