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 25 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.

Also announced is the ISPS Handa World Invitational in Northern Ireland, a five-day tournament tri-sanctioned by the European, LPGA, and Ladies European Tours, with a field of 288 players – 144 men and 144 women – and a $2.35 million purse split evenly. American Golf have also been announced as the tournament’s “official retail partner”.

The tournament will count towards the European Tour’s Race to Dubai and carry Team Europe Ryder Cup points, while the women’s tournament will count towards the Race to the CME Globe for women on the LPGA Tour, the Race to Costa del Sol on the Ladies European Tour, and Solheim Cup points for both Team Europe and Team USA.

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
Winner: Tyrrell Hatton

January 28-31
Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Emirates Golf Club, UAE
Winner: Paul Casey

February 4-7
Saudi International
Royal Greens G&CC, Saudi Arabia
Winner: Dustin Johnson

February 25-28
WGC-Workday Championship
The Concession, USA
Winner: Collin Morikawa

March 11-14
Commercialbank Qatar Masters
Education City GC, Qatar
Winner: Antoine Rozner

March 18-21
Magical Kenya Open
Karen CC, Kenya
Winner: Justin Harding

March 23-26
Kenya Savannah Classic
Karen CC, Kenya
Winner: Daniel van Tonder

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

WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
March 25-28, 2021
Austin, Texas
Winner: Billy Horschel


April 8-11
The Masters
Augusta National, USA
Winner: Hideki Matsuyama


April 15-18
Austrian Open
Diamond CC, Austria
Winner: John Catlin

April 22-25
Gran Canaria Open
Meloneras, Spain
Winner: Garrick Higgo

April 29-May 2
Tenerife Open
Golf Costa Adeje, Spain
Winner: Dean Burmester

May 6-9
Canary Islands Championship
Golf Costa Adeje, Spain
Winner: Garrick Higgo

May 12-15
Betfred British Masters, hosted by Danny Willett
The Belfry, England
Winner: Richard Bland


PGA Championship
May 20-23, 2021
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Winner: Phil Mickelson


May 27-30
Made in Himmerland
Himmerland, Denmark
Winner: Bernd Wiesberger

June 5-7
Porsche European Open
Green Eagle Golf Courses, Germany
Winner: Marcus Armitage

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

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June 17-20
US Open
Torrey Pines, USA
Winner: Jon Rahm


June 24-27
BMW International Open
Golfclub München Eichenried, Germany
Winner: Viktor Hovland

July 1-4
Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
Mount Juliet Estate, Ireland
Winner: Lucas Herbert

July 8-11
Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open (Rolex Series)
The Renaissance Club, Scotland
Winner: Min Woo Lee


July 15-18
The Open
Royal St George’s, England
Winner: Collin Morikawa


July 22-25
Cazoo Open
The Celtic Manor (Wales)
Winner: Nacho Elvira

July 28-August 1
ISPS Handa World Invitational
Galgorm (Northern Ireland)
Winner: Daniel Gavins

July 29-August 1
Olympic Games
Kasumigaseki CC, Japan
Medallists: Xander Schauffele (gold), Rory Sabbatini (silver), CT Pan (bronze)

August 5-8
Hero Open
Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland
Winner: Grant Forrest

August 5-8
WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational
TPC Southwind, USA
Winner: Abraham Ancer

August 12-15
English Open
London Golf Club
Winner: Calum Hill

August 19-22
D+D Real Czech Masters
Albatross Golf Resort, Czech Republic
Winner: Johannes Veerman

August 26-29
Omega European Masters
Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland
Winner: Rasmus Hojgaard

September 2-5
Italian Open
Marco Simone GC, Italy
Winner: Nicolai Hojgaard

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

September 16-19
KLM Open
Bernardus Golf, Netherlands
Winner: Kristoffer Broberg

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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