Ladies European Tour Schedule 2021 Announced

The new season starts in May, with 27 events across 19 countries and a record €19m in prize money

Ladies European Tour Schedule 2021
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The new season starts in May, with 27 events across 19 countries and a record €19m in prize money

Ladies European Tour Schedule 2021 Announced

The Ladies European Tour has announced its brand new schedule for 2021, featuring 27 events across 19 countries for €19m in prize money, an increase of €2m on last year's proposed schedule and €6m on 2019's.

A year on from the Joint Venture between the LPGA and the LET, the new European schedule looks very promising.

The season takes place between May and October, with nine new events including the Scandinavian Mixed, hosted by Annika Sorenstam and Henrik Stenson, and the previously-announced Aramco Team Series.

Other new events include the Creekhouse Ladies Open in Sweden and the Big Green Egg Dutch Ladies Open, which will be played at the home course of Solheim Cup star and official tournament ambassador Anne van Dam.

The inaugural Skafto Open completes a trio of Swedish tournaments while the Gant Ladies Open marks the LET’s return to Finland for the first time in a decade.

There also looks to be a new UK event, which is yet to be announced.

On top of that, the Aramco Ladies Series visits London and that course is also yet to be announced, as is the Scottish Open venue.

We wait with excitement to see where they are heading.

One disappointment related to the Scottish Open, which has lost its title sponsor, Aberdeen Standards Investments, although the purse is still scheduled to be €1.25m.

The season also includes the Olympic Games in Tokyo and the Solheim Cup in Toledo, Ohio.

The South African Women's Open between 13th-16th May gets the season underway with the Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de Espana hosting the finale.

The €600,000 event decides the Race to Costa del Sol, which is back for a second year after Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen won in 2020.

The ‘Race’ will offer a bonus pool of €250,000 between the top three finishers on the official rankings.

The player who tops the rankings will receive an additional €125,000, with the second-highest finisher receiving €75,000 and €50,000 for the third-placed player.

In total, the season will air more than 200+ hours of live broadcasts, with coverage of more than double the number of tournaments compared to 2020.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor 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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