2020 European Tour

The 2020 European Tour is the 49th season of golf tournaments since the European Tour officially began in 1972 and the 12th edition of the Race to Dubai.

Changes from previous seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

With the addition of golf at the Olympic Games to the schedule in 2020, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open was moved from its usual July spot to May in order to avoid a clash with the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

Due to the 2019 Hong Kong protests, the Honma Hong Kong Open, originally scheduled for 28 November – 1 December 2019 as a co-sanctioned event with the Asian Tour, was rescheduled for 9–12 January 2020 as an Asian Tour event without European Tour sanctioning.[1][2]

EventsEdit

New: UK Event - TBC by European Tour, The Scandinavian Mixed replaces the Scandinavian Invitation as a co-sanctioned event with the Ladies European Tour; consisting of a field of 78 men and 78 women.

No longer part of the schedule: ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth, Belgian Knockout

Removed from European Tour 2020 season: Honma Hong Kong Open

ScheduleEdit

Official eventsEdit

The following table lists official events for 2019–20.[3]

Date
(R4)
Tournament Host country Winner OWGR
points
Race to
Dubai points
Purse Co-sanction Notes
1 Dec Alfred Dunhill Championship South Africa   Pablo Larrazábal (5) 19 2,750 €1,500,000 AFR
8 Dec AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open Mauritius   Rasmus Højgaard (1) 17 2,000 €1,000,000 AFR, ASA
22 Dec Australian PGA Championship Australia   Adam Scott (11) 20 2,000 A$1,500,000 ANZ
12 Jan South African Open South Africa   Branden Grace (9) 32 2,000 ZAR17,500,000 AFR Sunshine Tour flagship event
19 Jan Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship UAE   Lee Westwood (25) 50 7,000 $7,000,000 Rolex Series
26 Jan Omega Dubai Desert Classic UAE   4,250 $3,250,000
2 Feb Saudi International Saudi Arabia   4,250 $3,500,000
9 Feb ISPS Handa Vic Open Australia   2,000 A$1,600,000 ANZ
23 Feb WGC-Mexico Championship Mexico   9,000 $10,500,000 World Golf Championships
1 Mar Oman Open Oman   2,750 $1,750,000
8 Mar Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Qatar   2,750 $1,750,000
15 Mar Magical Kenya Open Kenya   2,000 €1,100,000
22 Mar Hero Indian Open India   2,750 $1,750,000 ASA
29 Mar WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play United States   9,000 $10,500,000 World Golf Championships
12 Apr Masters Tournament United States   100 10,000 $11,500,000 Major championship
19 Apr Maybank Championship Malaysia   3,500 $3,000,000 ASA
26 Apr Volvo China Open China   3,500 CNY20,000,000 ASA
3 May Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters Spain   €3,000,000
17 May PGA Championship United States   100 10,000 $11,000,000 Major championship
24 May Made in Denmark Denmark   €3,000,000
31 May Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Ireland   7,000 $7,000,000 Rolex Series
7 Jun Trophée Hassan II Morocco   3,500 €2,500,000
14 Jun Scandinavian Mixed Sweden   2,750 €1,500,000 LET Field of 78 men and 78 women
Ranking points based on finish among men.
21 Jun U.S. Open United States   100 10,000 $12,500,000 Major championship
28 Jun BMW International Open Germany   2,750 €2,000,000
5 Jul Open de France France  
5 Jul WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational United States   9,000 $10,500,000 World Golf Championships
12 Jul Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open Scotland   7,000 $7,000,000 Rolex Series
19 Jul The Open Championship England   100 10,000 Major championship
2 Aug Betfred British Masters England   3,500 $2,500,000
9 Aug UK Event tbc  
23 Aug D+D Real Czech Masters Czech Republic   2,000 €1,000,000
30 Aug Omega European Masters Switzerland   3,500 €2,500,000
6 Sep Porsche European Open Germany   2,750 €2,000,000
13 Sep BMW PGA Championship England   64 7,000 $7,000,000 Flagship event
Rolex Series
20 Sep KLM Open Netherlands   2,750 €2,000,000
4 Oct Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Scotland  
11 Oct Italian Open Italy   7,000 $7,000,000 Rolex Series
18 Oct Mutuactivos Open de España Spain  
25 Oct Portugal Masters Portugal   2,750 €1,500,000
1 Nov WGC-HSBC Champions China   9,000 World Golf Championships
8 Nov Turkish Airlines Open Turkey   9,000 $7,000,000 Rolex Series
15 Nov Nedbank Golf Challenge South Africa   10,000 $7,500,000 Rolex Series
22 Nov DP World Tour Championship, Dubai UAE   12,000 $8,000,000 Tour Championship
Rolex Series

ASA = Asian Tour; ANZ = PGA Tour of Australasia; AFR = Sunshine Tour; LET = Ladies European Tour

Unofficial eventsEdit

The following team events appears on the schedule, but do not carry official money.

Date Tournament Host country Winner OWGR
points
10 May GolfSixes Cascais Portugal n/a
2 Aug Olympic men's golf competition Japan  
27 Sep Ryder Cup United States   n/a

Location of tournamentsEdit

Race to Dubai points leadersEdit

Current Race to Dubai standings of top 10 players (through Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship):

Pos. Player Majors World Golf Ch. Rolex Series Top 10s in other ET events Total
pts
Tmts Money
Mas PGA USO Opn Mex MP Inv Cha Abu Ire Sco PGA Ita Tur Ned Dub 1 2 3 4 5 Regular
(€)
Bonus
($)
1   Lee Westwood







1st
1165







1,165 1
2   Branden Grace







T17
89







T3
142
1st
335
565 3
3   Matthew Fitzpatrick







T2
523







523 1
  Tommy Fleetwood







T2
523







523 1
  Victor Perez







T2
523







523 1
6   Louis Oosthuizen







5th
297







2nd
222

519 2
7   Pablo Larrazábal







CUT
0







1st
460

460 2
8   Rasmus Højgaard







CUT
0







1st
335

348 4
9   Adam Scott







A
0







1st
335

335 1
10   Joel Sjöholm







A
0







2nd
305

324 3

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statement on the Hong Kong Open". PGA European Tour. 20 November 2019. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Hong Kong Open rescheduled for January 2020". ESPN. 6 December 2019.
  3. ^ "The 2020 European Tour schedule". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 25 October 2019.