European Tour Schedule 2019: Tommy Fleetwood Hosts British Masters

The new European Tour schedule has been released

European Tour Schedule 2019

Here's what we know about the upcoming European Tour season ahead of its announcement

European Tour Schedule 2019: Tommy Fleetwood Hosts British Masters

The European Tour's 2019 schedule has been released and the headline news is that the British Masters WILL be returning.

The tournament was in doubt after Sky Sports' sponsorship ran out but Tommy Fleetwood is stepping in to host at Hillside GC in his hometown of Southport.

Other big news from the 2019 schedule includes the USPGA Championship moving to May and the Tour's flagship BMW PGA Championship moving to September.

European Tour schedule 2019: Main points of note -

  • Tommy Fleetwood to host the British Masters at Hillside GC in second week of May, before USPGA Championship
  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship has been upgraded to a Rolex Series event.
  • The European Tour's first ever event in Saudi Arabia will take place in January at Royal Greens G&CC in the King Abullah Economic City (KAEC).
  • The Vic Open in Australia will take place the very next week which sees the men's and women's European Tours compete together for the first ever time.
  • The Joburg Open has been merged into the South African Open and will take place in December. It will include 240 players from the European, Sunshine and Asian Tours.
  • Made in Denmark returns to Himmerland Resort, featuring the special par-3 16th, which moves to the BMW PGA Championship's usual May spot from its August date.
  • The GolfSixes will take place in Portugal, there is currently no venue for it as of yet.
  • WGC-St Jude Invitational to take place instead of WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, new venue is TPC Southwind.
  • Spanish Open returns, venue currently TBC.
  • Nordea Masters replaced with Scandinavian Invitation.
  • Open de France no longer a Rolex Series event and currently without a sponsor.

European Tour schedule 2019:

Note: Rolex Series events, majors and WGCs in bold

Nov 22nd -25th: First event of 2019 season - Honma Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong GC, Fanling, Hong Kong

Nov 22nd-25th: World Cup of Golf, Metropolitan GC, Melbourne, Australia

Nov 29th-Dec 2nd: Australian PGA Championship, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Nov 29th-Dec 2nd: Mauritius Open, Heritage GC, Mauritius

Dec 6th-9th: South African Open, Randpark Golf Club, Johannesburg, South Africa

Dec 13th-16th: Alfred Dunhill Championship, Leopard Creek CC, Malelane, South Africa

Jan 16th-19th: Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, Abu Dhabi GC, Abu Dhabi

Jan 24th-27th: Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Emirates GC, Dubai

Jan 31st-Feb: 3rd: Saudi International, Royal Greens G&CC, KAEC, Saudi Arabia

Feb 7th-10th: Vic Open, 13th Beach Links, Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia

Feb 14th-17th: ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth, Lake Karrinyup, Perth, Australia

Feb 21st-24th: WGC-Mexico Championship, Chapultepec GC, Mexico City, Mexico

Feb 28th-Mar 3rd: Oman Open, Al Mouj Golf, Muscat, Oman

Mar 7th-10th: Qatar Masters, Doha GC, Doha, Qatar

Mar 14th-17th: Kenya Open, Karen CC, Nairobi, Kenya

Mar 21st-24th: Maybank Championship, Saujana G&CC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mar 28th-31st: Hero Indian Open, DLF G&CC, New Delhi, India

Mar 28th-31st: WGC-Match Play Championship, Austin CC, Texas, USA (Currently not on European Tour schedule)

Apr 4th-7th: No tournament

Apr 11th-14th: The Masters, Augusta National, Augusta, Georgia, USA

Apr 18th-21st: No tournament

Apr 25th-28th: Trophee Hassan II, Royal Golf Dar es Salam, Rabat, Morocco

May 2nd-5th: Volvo China Open, The Tradition at Wolong Valley, Chengdu, China PR

May 9th-12th: British Masters hosted by Tommy Fleetwood, Hillside GC, Southport, England

May 16th-19th: USPGA Championship, Bethpage State Park, Long Island, New York, USA

May 23rd-26th: Made in Denmark, Himmerland Resort & Spa, Farso, Denmark

May 30th-Jun 2nd: Belgian Knockout, Rinkven International GC, Antwerp, Belgium

Jun 8th-11th: GolfSixes, Portugal, venue TBC

Jun 13th-16th: US Open, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterrey Peninsula, California, USA

Jun 20th-23th: BMW International Open, Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, Munich, Germany

Jun 27th-30th: Andalucia Valderrama Masters, Valderrama, Sotogrande, Spain

Jul 4th-7th: Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, Lahinch GC, Co. Clare, Ireland

Jul 11th-14th: Abderdeen Standards Investment Scottish Open, The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland

Jul 18th-21st: The Open, Royal Portrush, Portrush, Northern Ireland

Jul 25th-28th: WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational, TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee

Aug 1st-4th: TBC

Aug 8th-11th: TBC

Aug 15th-18th: Shot Clock Challenge, venue and country TBC

Aug 22nd-25th: Scandinavian Invitation, Hills Golf and Sports Club, Gothenburg, Sweden

Aug 29th-Sep 1st: Omega European Masters, Crans-sur-Sierre GC, Crans Montana, Switzerland

Sep 5th-8th: Porsche European Open, Green Eagle Golf Courses, Hamburg, Germany

Sep 12th-15th: KLM Open, The International, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sep 19th-22nd: BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, England

Sep 26th-29th: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie, Scotland

Oct 3rd-6th: Open de Espana, venue TBC

Oct 10th-13th: Italian Open, Olgiata GC, Rome, Italy

Oct 17th-20th: Open de France, Le Golf National, Paris, France

Oct 24th-27th: Portugal Masters, Dom Pedro Victoria Course, Vilamoura, Portugal

Oct 31st-Nov 3rd: WGC-HSBC Champions, Sheshan International GC, Shanghai, China

Nov 7th-10th: Turkish Airlines Open, venue TBC

Nov 14th-17th: Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player, Gary Player CC, Sun City, South Africa

Nov 21st-24th: DP World Tour Championship, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

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