Here's where the European Tour's finest will be headed in 2021

The 2021 European Tour schedule will take place entirely in the calendar year, beginning and ending in the UAE, incorporating 42 events across 24 countries.

There will be no fewer than 10 events held in Great Britain and Ireland, starting with the British Masters – hosted by Danny Willett at The Belfry in May – before a seven-event swing across July and August that includes the English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish Opens, as well as the delayed 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s. The BMW PGA Championship and Dunhill Links will then take place in September.

There will be four Rolex Series events in 2021 – the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, Scottish Open, BMW PGA Championship, and DP World Tour Championship. The first three will each now have a prize fund of $8 million and carry 8,000 Race to Dubai points, the same as on offer at the four World Golf Championship events, while the season finale in Dubai will have a $9 million purse as well as the largest winner’s cheque in golf at £3 million.

The European Tour also confirmed how the Ryder Cup scoring process will work, with all Race to Dubai and OWGR points counting as 1.5 Ryder Cup points from January 1 to May 9 and two Ryder Cup points from May 12 to September 12. All points previously earned in 2019 and 2020 will still count.

2021 European Tour schedule and results

January 21-24
Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (Rolex Series)
Abu Dhabi Golf Club, UAE

January 28-31
Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Emirates Golf Club, UAE

February 4-7
Saudi International
Royal Greens G&CC, Saudi Arabia

February 25-28
WGC-Mexico Championship
Chapultepec GC, Mexico

March 4-7
Middle East event TBA

March 11-14
Commercialbank Qatar Masters
Education City GC, Qatar

March 18-21
Magical Kenya Open
Karen CC, Kenya

March 24-28
WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
Austin CC, USA

April 8-11
The Masters
Augusta National, USA

April 15-18
Tenerife Open
Golf Costa Adeje, Spain

April 22-25
Gran Canaria Open
Venue TBA

April 29-May 2
Portugal Masters
Dom Pedro Victoria GC, Portugal

May 6-9
European event TBA

May 12-15
Betfred British Masters, hosted by Danny Willett
The Belfry, England

May 20-23
PGA Championship
Kiawah Island Golf Resort, USA

May 27-30
Made in Himmerland
Himmerland, Denmark

June 3-6
Porsche European Open
Green Eagle Golf Courses, Germany

June 10-12
Scandinavian Mixed, hosted by Henrik and Annika
Vallda G&CC, Sweden

June 17-20
US Open
Torrey Pines, USA

June 24-27
BMW International Open
Golfclub München Eichenried, Germany

July 1-4
Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
Mount Juliet Estate, Ireland

July 8-11
Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open (Rolex Series)
The Renaissance Club, Scotland

July 15-18
The Open
Royal St George’s, England

July 22-25
Wales Open
Venue TBA

July 29-August 1
UK event TBA

July 29-August 1
Olympic Games
Kasumigaseki CC, Japan

August 5-8
Hero Open
Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland

August 5-8
WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational
TPC Southwind, USA

August 12-15
English Open
Venue TBA

August 19-22
D+D Real Czech Masters
Albatross Golf Resort, Czech Republic

August 26-29
Omega European Masters
Crans-sur-Sierre GC, Switzerland

September 2-5
Italian Open
Marchco Simone GC, Italy

September 9-12
BMW PGA Championship (Rolex Series)
Wentworth (West Course), England

September 16-19
KLM Open
Bernardus Golf, Netherlands

September 24-26
Ryder Cup
Whistling Straits, USA

September 30-October 3
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
St Andrews (Old Course), Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, Scotland

October 7-10
Open de Espana
Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Spain

October 14-17
Estrella Damm Andalucia Masters
Real Club Valderrama, Spain

October 21-24
Trophee Hassan II
Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Morocco

October 28-31
WGC-HSBC Champions
Sheshan International GC, China

October 28-31
Hero Indian Open
Venue TBA

November 4-7
Volvo China Open
Genzon GC, China

November 11-14
Nedbank Golf Challenge
Gary Player CC, South Africa

November 18-21
DP World Tour Championship (Rolex Series)
Jumeirah Golf Estates, UAE

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