2017 European Tour Schedule

The new schedule features 48 tournaments in 28 different countries including the new seven-event Rolex Series

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2017 European Tour Schedule - The new schedule features 48 tournaments in 28 different countries including the new seven-event Rolex Series

2017 European Tour Schedule

The 2017 European Tour Schedule has been announced and it will feature one more tournament than in 2016 - 48.

The Tour will take in 28 different countries and sees the return of three tournaments - The Open de Portugal, The Rocco Forte Open in Sicily and the Andalucian Masters at Valderrama.

The recently announced Rolex Series also features - seven events with inflated purses. They are the BMW PGA, the Irish Open, the Scottish Open, the Italian Open and then the three Finals Series events - the Turkish Airlines Open, Nedbank Golf Challenge and DP World Tour Championship.

Related: European Tour announce new Rolex Series

Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European Tour, said: “The 2017 season promises to be a very significant one for the European Tour, with the start of the Rolex Series and the inclusion of three returning events in Portugal, Sicily and Spain, plus at least one more tournament to be confirmed shortly.

“That will give us 48 tournaments around the world, once again demonstrating the global footprint of the European Tour, while at the same time offering a wide range of playing opportunities for our members.”

2017 European Tour Schedule

Dec 01 - Dec 04: Alfred Dunhill Championship Leopard Creek CC, Malelane, South Africa Prize Fund: €1,200,000 Winner: Brandon Stone

Dec 01 - Dec 04: Australian PGA Championship RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Prize Fund: A$1,500,000 Winner: Harold Varner

Jan 12 - Jan 15: BMW South African Open hosted by City of Ekurhuleni Glendower GC, City of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa Prize Fund: ZAR 15,000,000 Winner: Graeme Storm

Jan 19 - Jan 22: Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Abu Dhabi GC, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Winner: Tommy Fleetwood

Jan 26 - Jan 29: Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Doha GC, Doha, Qatar Prize Fund: $2,500,000 Winner: Jeunghun Wang

Feb 02 - Feb 05: Omega Dubai Desert Classic Emirates GC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Prize Fund: $2,650,000 Winner: Sergio Garcia

Feb 09 - Feb 12: Maybank Championship Saujana G&CC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Prize Fund: $3,000,000 Winner: Fabrizio Zanotti

Feb 16 - Feb 19: World Super 6 Perth Lake Karrinyup CC, Perth, Australia Winner: Brett Rumford

Feb 23 - 26: Joburg Open Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Johannesburg, South Africa Prize Fund: ZAR 16,500,000 Winner: Darren Fichardt

Mar 02 - Mar 05: WGC - Mexico Championship Chapultepec GC, Mexico City, Mexico Prize Fund: $9,750,000 Winner: Dustin Johnson

Mar 02 - Mar 05: Tshwane Open Pretoria CC, Waterkloof, South Africa Prize Fund: ZAR 18,500,000 Winner: Dean Burmester

Mar 09 - Mar 12: Hero Indian Open DLC G&CC, New Delhi, India Prize Fund: $1,750,000 Winner: S.S.P Chawrasia

Mar 22 - Mar 26: WGC - Dell Technologies Match Play Austin CC, Austin, Texas, USA Prize Fund: $9,750,000 Defending Champion: Jason Day

Apr 06 - Apr 09: The Masters Augusta National GC, Augusta, Georgia, USA Defending Champion: Danny Willett

Apr 13 - Apr 16: Trophee Hassan II Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco Prize Fund: €2,500,000 Defending Champion: Jeunghun Wang

Apr 20 - 23: Shenzhen International Genzon GC, Shenzhen, China Prize Fund: $2,800,000 Defending Champion: Soomin Lee

Apr 27 - Apr 30: Volvo China Open Topwin G&CC, Beijing, China Prize Fund: RMB 20,000,000 Defending Champion: Haotong Li

May 04 - May 07: GolfSixes Centurion Club, St Albans, England Prize Fund: €1,000,000

May 11 - May 14: Open de Portugal at Morgado Golf Resort Morgado G&CC, Portimao, Portugal Prize Fund: €500,000

May 18 - May 21: The Rocco Forte Open - Verdura Verdura Resort, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy Prize Fund: €1,000,000

May 25 - 28: ROLEX SERIES - BMW PGA Championship Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England Prize Fund: $7,000,000 Defending Champion: Chris Wood

Jun 01 - Jun 04: Nordea Masters Barseback G&CC, Malmo, Sweden Prize Fund: €1,500,000 Defending Champion: Matt Fitzpatrick

Jun 08 - Jun 11: Lyoness Open Diamond CC, Atzenbrugg, Vienna, Austria Prize Fund: €1,000,000 Defending Champion: Ashun Wu

Jun 15 - Jun 18: US Open Erin Hills GC, Wisconsin, USA Prize Fund: $10,000,000 Defending Champion: Dustin Johnson

Jun 22 - Jun 25: BMW International Open Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, Munich, Germany Prize Fund: €2,000,000 Defending Champion: Henrik Stenson

Jun 29 - Jul 02: ROLEX SERIES - Open de France Le Golf National, Paris, France Defending Champion: Thongchai Jaidee

Jul 06 - Jul 09: ROLEX SERIES - Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Portstewart GC, Co Londonderry, Northern Ireland Prize Fund: $7,000,000 Defending Champion: Rory McIlroy

Jul 13 - Jul 16: ROLEX SERIES - Aberdeen Assett Management Scottish Open Dundonald Links, Gales, Ayrshire, Scotland Prize Fund: $7,000,000 Defending Champion: Alex Noren

Jul 20 - Jul 23: The 146th Open Championship Royal Birkdale, Southport, Merseyside, England Defending Champion: Henrik Stenson

Jul 27 - Jul 30: Porsche European Open Green Eagle Golf Course, Hamburg, Germany Prize Fund: €2,000,000 Defending Champion: Alex Levy

Aug 03 - Aug 06: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio, USA Prize Fund: $9,750,000 Defending Champion: Dustin Johnson

Aug 10 - Aug 13: US PGA Championship Quail Hollow Golf Club, Charlotte, N. Carolina, USA Prize Fund: $10,500,000 Defending Champion: Jimmy Walker

Aug 17 - 20: Fiji International Natadola Bay GC, Natadola, Fiji Prize Fund: A$1,500,000 Defending Champion: Brandt Snedeker

Aug 17 - Aug 20: Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play Golf Resort Bad Griesbach, Bad Griesbach, Germany Prize Fund: €1,000,000 Defending Champion: Anthony Wall

Aug 24 - Aug 27: Made In Denmark Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort, Farso, Denmark Prize Fund: €1,800,000 Defending Champion: Thomas Pieters

Aug 31 - Sep 03: D+D Real Czech Masters Albatross Golf Resort, Prague, Czech Republic Prize Fund: $1,000,000 Defending Champion: Paul Peterson

Sep 07 - Sep 10: Omega European Masters Crans-sur-Sierre GC, Crans Montana, Switzerland Prize Fund: €2,500,000 Defending Champion: Alex Noren

Sep 14 - Sep 17: KLM Open The Dutch, Spijk, Netherlands Prize Fund: €1,800,000 Defending Champion: Joost Luiten

Sep 21 - Sep 24: Portugal Masters Victoria Clube de Golfe, Vilamoura, Portugal Prize Fund: €2,000,000 Defending Champion: Padraig Harrington

Sep 28 - Oct 01: British Masters supported by Sky Sports Close House GC, Newcastle, England Prize Fund: £3,000,000 Defending Champion: Alex Noren

Oct 05 - Oct 08: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship St Andrews Old Course, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, Scotland Prize Fund: $5,000,000 Defending Champion: Tyrrell Hatton

Oct 12 - Oct 15: ROLEX SERIES - Italian Open Venue TBC Prize Fund: $7,000,000 Defending Champion: Francesco Molinari

Oct 19 - Oct 22: Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation Real Club Valderrama, San Roque, Andalucia, Spain

Oct 26 - Oct 29: WGC-HSBC Champions Venue TBC Prize Fund: $9,750,000 Defending Champion: Hideki Matsuyama

Nov 02 - Nov 05: ROLEX SERIES - Turkish Airlines Open Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort, Antalyam, Turkey Prize Fund: $7,000,000 Defending Champion: Thorbjorn Olesen

Nov 09 - Nov 12: ROLEX SERIES - Nedbank Golf Challenge Gary Player CC, Sun City, South Africa Prize Fund: $7,500,000 Defending Champion: Alex Noren

Nov 16 - Nov 19: ROLEX SERIES - DP World Tour Championship Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Prize Fund: $8,000,000 Defending Champion: Matt Fitzpatrick

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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

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