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2013 European Tour Schedule

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The 2013 European Tour schedule of tournaments begins in December 2012 in Africa and concludes in November 2013 in Asia. Tournaments in Africa plus the "Desert Swing" events in the Persian Gulf region dominate the early part of the docket, with visits to India, Malaysia, South Korea, Australia, the USA, Morocco, Bulgaria, Turkey and more dotted throughout.

And, of course, there are the traditional European Tour stops in Western Europe and the UK - although not nearly as many as there used to be.

At the time of the schedule's release (late November 2012), 45 tournaments were included, although not all of them at the time yet had courses or even cities finalized. There were also three weeks on the schedule listed as TBA (the tour plans to play on those dates, but is working on finalizing details). The schedule below will be updated as that missing info becomes available.

Here is the 2013 European Tour schedule:

December (2012)

Dec. 6-9: The Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa, Royal Durban Golf Club, Durban, South Africa
Dec. 13-16: Alfred Dunhill Championship, Leopard Creek Country Club, Malelane, South Africa

January

Jan. 10-13: Volvo Golf Champions, Durban Country Club, Durban, South Africa
Jan. 17-20: Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jan. 23-26: Commercialbank Qatar Masters, Doha Golf Club, Doha, Qatar

February

Jan. 31-Feb. 3: Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, UAE
Feb. 7-10: Joburg Open, Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club, Johannesburg, South Africa
Feb. 14-17: Africa Open, East London Golf Club, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Feb. 21-24: WGC Accenture Match Play Championship, Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona, USA

March

Feb. 28-March 3: Tshwane Open, Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate, Centurion, South Africa
March 7-10: WGC Cadillac Championship, Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Doral, Florida, USA
March 14-17: Avantha Masters, Jaypee Greens Golf Club, Greater Noida, Delhi/NCR, India
March 21-24: Maybank Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
March 28-31: Trophee Hassan II, Golf du Palais Royal, Agadir, Morocco

April

April 4-7: TBA
April 11-14: The Masters Tournament, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia, USA
April 18-21: Reale Seguros Open de Espana, site TBA, Spain
April 25-28: Ballantine's Championship, Blackstone Golf Club, Icheon, Seoul, South Korea

May

May 2-5: Volvo China Open, Binhai Lake Golf Club, Tianjin, China
May 9-12: TBA
May 16-19: Volvo World Match Play Championship, Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort, Kavarna, Bulgaria
May 23-26: BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth Club, Surrey, England

June

May 30-June 2: Nordea Masters, Bro Hof Slott Golf Club, Stockholm, Sweden
June 6-9: Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity, Diamond Country Club, Atzenbrugg, Austria
June 13-16: U.S. Open Championship, Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA
June 13-16: Saint-Omer Open, Aa Saint Omer Golf Club, Lumbres, France
June 20-23: BMW International Open, Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, Munich, Germany
June 27-30: The Irish Open, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

July

July 4-7: Alstom Open de France, Le Golf National, Paris, France
July 11-14: Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, Castle Stuart Golf Links, Inverness, Scotland
July 18-21: The Open Championship, Muirfield, Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland
July 25-28: Russian Masters, site TBA, Russia

August

Aug. 1-4: WGC Bridgestone Invitational, Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio, USA
Aug. 8-11: US PGA Championship, Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, New York, USA
Aug. 15-18: TBA
Aug. 22-25: Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland

September

Aug. 29-Sept. 1: ISPS Handa Wales Open, The Celtic Manor Resort, City of Newport, Wales
Sept. 5-8: Omega European Masters, Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans Montana, Switzerland
Sept. 12-15: KLM Open, Kennemer G&CC, Zandvoort, The Netherlands
Sept. 19-22: Italian Open, site TBA, Italy
Sept. 26-29: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Old Course, St Andrews, Carnoustie & Kingsbarns, Scotland

October

Oct. 3-6: Seve Trophy, Saint-Nom-La-Bretech in Paris, France
Oct. 10-13: Portugal Masters, site TBA, Portugal
Oct. 17-20: Perth International, Lake Karrinyup Country Club, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Oct. 24-27: BMW Masters, Lake Malaren Golf Club, Shanghai, China

November

Oct. 31-Nov. 3: WGC HSBC Champions, Sheshan International GC, Shanghai, China
Nov. 7-10: Turkish Open, The Montgomerie Maxx Royal, Antalya, Turkey
Nov. 14-17: DP World Tour Championship Dubai, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE

Notes

  • The season-ending DP World Tour Championship is the climax of the Race to Dubai, which, beginning with the 2013 European Tour Schedule, is preceded by "The Final Series." The Final Series is a slate of three tournaments leading up to the finale - the tournaments are the BMW Masters, the WGC-HSBC Champions and the Turkish Open.

    European Tour members who want to qualify for the DP World Tour Championship finale (and its bonus pool of money) must play at least two of the three Final Series events. Euro Tour members who play all three of the Final Series tournament get a 20-percent points bonus in Race to Dubai points going into the season-ender.

  • The European Tour made it easier for the game's top stars to gain tour membership in 2013. Beginning with 2013, the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and Vivendi Seve Trophy - the three biggest team vs. team events in men's golf - count toward the minimum number of 13 tour events that tour members must play to maintain membership.

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