European Tour announces 2013-14 schedule, adds events
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European Tour announces 2013-14 schedule, adds events

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The European Tour released its 2013-14 schedule on Sunday, adding in several new events, as well as shifting others around in terms of dates and places.

The schedule will feature 48 events, kicking off next week with the South African Open as part of a four-tournament swing through South Africa. The Alfred Dunhill Championship follows, with the 30-player, big-money Nedbank Golf Challenge becoming an official event for the first time, opposite the Hong Kong Open, back on the European Tour schedule after its absence in 2012-13. The Nelson Mandela Championship, in its second season, will wrap up the 2013 portion of the schedule.


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The European Tour kicks off 2014 again in South Africa for the Volvo Golf Champions, leading into the Middle East swing in Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Dubai. Then it's back to South Africa for three more events, including the Tshwane Open again opposite the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

A new unofficial team event will be played in March 18-20, as the Eurasia Cup will pit teams of players from Europe against Asian counterparts in a Ryder Cup/Seve Trophy-style format.

The Volvo Match Play Championship will be moving venues and dates, with an unknown host course but a penciled in October date.

A two-week gap on the European Tour schedule from this season will be filled by new events in consecutive weeks. The Made in Denmark will be played the week after the PGA Championship, while the D+D Real Czech Masters will come immediately after that.

The final four events of the European Tour season will remain the same, though officials have said the requirement to play two of the three events in the Finals Series before the conclusion in Dubai will be thoroughly reviewed. Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and Charl Schwartzel opted to skip parts of the series in protest of the participation rule.

Gone from the schedule in 2013-14 are the Avantha Masters in India, as is the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneages since the Scottish resort is hosting the '14 Ryder Cup. The Irish Open does not have a 2014 venue yet, though '13 host Carton House is considered a favorite for the duties. ISPS Handa has dropped as the title sponsor of the Perth International, but the event continues with a TBD venue.

2013-14 European Tour schedule

Nov 21-24, 2013South African Open ChampionshipGlendower GC, Gauteng, Johannesburg, SA
Nov 28-1 DecAlfred Dunhill ChampionshipLeopard Creek CC, Malelane, SA
Dec 5-8Nedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC, Sun City, SA
Dec 5-8Hong Kong OpenHong Kong GC, Fanling, Hong Kong
Dec 12-15The Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS HandaMount Edgecombe CC, Durban, Kwa –Zulu Natal, SA
Jan 9-12, 2014Volvo Golf ChampionsDurban CC, Durban, SA
Jan 16-19Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf ChampionshipAbu Dhabi GC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jan 22-25Commercialbank Qatar MastersDoha GC, Doha, Qatar
Jan 30- 2 FebOmega Dubai Desert ClassicEmirates GC, Dubai, UAE
Feb 6-9Joburg OpenRoyal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Johannesburg, SA
Feb 13-16Africa OpenEast London GC, East London, Eastern Cape, SA
Feb 19-23WGC - Accenture Match Play ChampionshipRitz-Carlton GC, Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona, USA
Feb 27-Mar 2Tshwane OpenCopperleaf Golf & Country Estate, Centurion, SA
Mar 6-9WGC- Cadillac ChampionshipDoral Golf Resort & Spa, Doral, Florida, USA
Mar 13-16Trophée Hassan IIGolf du Palais Royal, Agadir, Morocco
Mar 20-23TBDTBD
Mar 28-30EURASIA CUP presented by DRB-HICOMGlenmarie G&CC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Apr 3-6TBDTBD
Apr 10-13Masters TournamentAugusta National, Georgia, USA
Apr 17-20Maybank Malaysian OpenKuala Lumpur G&CC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Apr 24-27Volvo China OpenGenzon GC, Shenzhen, China
May 1-4The ChampionshipBlackstone GC, Icheon, Seoul, South Korea
May 8-11Madeira Islands OpenClube de Golf Santo da Serra, Santo Antonio da Serra, Madeira
May 15-18Open de EspañaTBD
May 22-25BMW PGA ChampionshipWentworth Club, Surrey, England
May 29-June 1Nordea MastersPGA Sweden National, Lake Course, Malmo, Sweden
June 5-8Lyoness Open powered by GreenfinityDiamond CC, Atzenbrugg, near Vienna, Austria
June 12-15US Open ChampionshipPinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA
June 12-15Najeti Hotels et Golfs OpenAa St Omer GC, Lumbres, France
June 19-22The Irish OpenTBD
June 26-29BMW International OpenGolf Club Gut Lärchenhof, Cologne, Germany
July 3-6Alstom Open de FranceLe Golf National, Paris, France
July 10-13Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish OpenRoyal Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
July 17-20143rd Open ChampionshipRoyal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, England
July 24-27M2M Russian OpenTBD
July 31-Aug 3WGC - Bridgestone InvitationalFirestone GC, Akron, Ohio, USA
Aug 7-10US PGA ChampionshipValhalla GC, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Aug 14-17Made In DenmarkHimmerland Golf & Spa Resort, Denmark
Aug 21-24D+D Real Czech MastersAlbatross Golf Resort, Prague, Czech Republic
Aug 28-31Italian OpenCircolo Golf Torino - La Mandria, Fiano, Torino, Italy
Sept 4-7Omega European MastersCrans-sur-Sierre GC, Crans Montana, Switzerland
Sept 11-14KLM OpenKennemer G&CC, Zandvoort, The Netherlands
Sept 18-21ISPS Handa Wales OpenThe Celtic Manor Resort, City of Newport, South Wales
Sept 26-28THE 2014 RYDER CUPGleneagles, Scotland
Oct 2-5Alfred Dunhill Links ChampionshipOld Course St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, Scotland
Oct 9-12Portugal MastersOceânico Victoria GC, Vilamoura, Portugal
Oct 16-19Volvo World Match Play ChampionshipTBD
Oct 23-26Perth InternationalTBD
Oct 30-Nov 2BMW MastersLake Malaren GC, Shanghai, China
Nov 6-9WGC - HSBC ChampionsSheshan International GC, Shanghai, China
Nov 13-16Turkish Airlines OpenThe Montgomerie Maxx Royal, Antalya, Turkey
Nov 20-23DP World Tour Championship, DubaiJumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE

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