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VIRGINIA WATER, England — The number of Rolex Assortment occasions on the European Tour has been diminished from eight to four for the 2021 season, with every having a prize fund of as a minimum $8 million.
The adjustments were announced Tuesday as the tour printed its schedule for next season, which consists of no much less than 42 tournaments in 24 worldwide locations between January and November.
The Abu Dhabi Championship, the Scottish Originate and the BMW PGA Championship were retained in the shortened Rolex Assortment and every has a total prize pot of $8 million. The fourth marquee tournament is the season-ending World Tour Championship in Dubai, which is in a space to be for $9 million and non-public 12,000 Bustle to Dubai aspects on provide.
The schedule has been designed to nick support scoot the build which you can mediate of, explaining why there are four occasions in Britain in a so-called “U.K. Swing” across July and August. There are fresh tournaments in Tenerife and Gran Canaria in April sooner than the Portugal Masters.
Eighteen occasions that were both canceled or postponed in the 2020 season resulting from the coronavirus outbreak return.
“There’s no such thing as a assign aside a query to that the subject of reshaping our 2020 season in plenty of how counseled our skill to 2021,” mentioned Keith Pelley, chief executive of the European Tour.
“One of the key learnings modified into as soon as to community occasions together through their geographical build to construct a more scoot-suited season for our contributors. That is reflected in a broad number of concentrations of tournament areas.”