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DP World Tour releases 2024 schedule; 44 occasions to be held worldwide

One week after the PGA Tour launched its 2024 schedule, the DP World Tour unveiled theirs Monday.

Previously often called the European Tour, the DP World Tour will stage 44 occasions in 24 international locations throughout 5 continents in 2024.

5 completely different ‘swings’ additionally embody the schedule, all of which happen earlier than August 2024.

The ultimate stretch of the season, dubbed the ‘Again 9’ by the DP World Tour, begins in September 2024, after the conclusion of the FedEx Cup Playoffs on the PGA Tour.

The ‘Again 9’ function better purses and elevated Race to Dubai rating factors.

The primary six DP World Tour occasions, together with the Australian Open, comprise the ‘Opening Swing.’ These occasions start Nov. 23 and run by way of Dec. 17, with the Afrasia Financial institution Mauritius Open concluding the primary swing.

Occasions in South Africa and Australia will run concurrently over the primary two weeks.

After the calendar flips to 2024, the DP World Tour heads to the Center East.

The Hero Dubai Desert Basic, the primary of 5 Rolex Collection occasions, highlights the ‘Worldwide Swing’ in mid-January.

The Rolex Collection occasions in 2024 are the Hero Dubai Desert Basic, the Genesis Scottish Open in July, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in September, and the ultimate occasions of the DP World Tour schedule in November: the Abu Dhabi Championship and the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

DP World Tour unveiled its 2024 schedule Monday, which incorporates 5 swings and three separate phases.
DP World Tour

The ‘Worldwide Swing’ features a journey to Bahrain for the Bahrain Championship, the primary time the DP World Tour will stage an occasion there since 2011.

As soon as The Masters kicks off in April, the DP World Tour can be in the course of its ‘Asian Swing,’ which options occasions in Singapore, Japan, South Korea, and China for the primary time since 2019.

After the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Membership in Louisville, Kentucky, the tour begins its ‘European Swing,’ which can begin in Belgium for the Soudal Open.

The European Open in Hamburg and the Volvo Automotive Scandanavian Combined hosted by Annika Sorenstam in Sweden—one of the crucial distinctive occasions in skilled golf—comply with the Soudal Open.

These two occasions can be contested subsequent June, within the weeks main as much as the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina.

Stops within the Netherlands, Italy, and Germany for the BMW Worldwide Open then comply with the third main of the yr.

Rory McIlroy, PGA Tour, DP World Tour, Genesis Scottish Open

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland — Rory McIlroy smiles subsequent to the trophy following his victory on the Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance Membership on July 16, 2023.
Photograph by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR by way of Getty Pictures

The Genesis Scottish Open, held the week earlier than The Open Championship in July, begins the ‘Closing Swing.’

The DP World Tour then takes two weeks off following the season’s closing main for the 2024 Summer time Olympics, which can be held in Paris.

Le Golf Nationwide, host of the 2018 Ryder Cup, will stage the Olympic competitors.

The tour begins again up with the Czech Masters and the Danish Golf Championship, thus concluding the ‘Closing Swing’ on the finish of August.

Then, the ‘Again 9’ begins.

The DP World Tour saved its most notable—and maybe most recognizable—tournaments for the ‘Again 9.’

The tour did this by design: they need the very best European gamers on the planet to fly throughout the Atlantic following the Tour Championship, which concludes on Sept. 1, 2024.

But, the Betfred British Masters hosted by Sir Nick Faldo will run the identical weekend because the Tour Championship. The Belfry in England hosts this prestigious occasion yearly.

Regardless of the scheduling battle, solely 30 gamers will tee it up on the Tour Championship. So it is rather doubtless that Faldo’s British Masters will function a top-notch, world-class subject.

The ‘Again 9’ then heads to Switzerland for the Omega European Masters in Switzerland Sept. 5-8.

The next week, the Irish Open can be held at probably the greatest golf programs on the planet, Royal County Down Golf Membership in Northern Eire.

The main target of {the golfing} world will proceed to be within the British Isles because the tour shifts to Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship, scheduled for Sept. 19-22, 2024.

Shane Lowry, PGA Tour, DP World Tour, BMW PGA Championship

VIRGINIA WATER, England — Shane Lowry performs his second shot into the 18th inexperienced throughout Day 4 of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Membership on September 11, 2022.
Photograph by Warren Little/Getty Pictures

5 extra occasions comply with the DP World Tour’s flagship match at Wentworth: the Acciona Open de España introduced by Madrid; the Alfred Dunhill Hyperlinks Championship at St. Andrews—a fan favourite; the French Open; and the Andalucia Masters.

One other to-be-announced occasion can be held Oct. 24-27.

The DP World Tour season concludes with two playoff occasions, with solely the highest 70 gamers within the Race to Dubai standings advancing to the Abu Dhabi Championship Nov. 7-10.

From there, the highest 50 finishers head to Dubai for the DP World Championship on Nov. 14-17, 2024.

Subsequent yr’s schedule for the DP World Tour is a superb one. Among the finest gamers on the planet will play all around the globe, genuinely encompassing the that means of a world tour.

How the DP World Tour appears past 2024 stays to be seen, particularly with its pending settlement with the PGA Tour and the Saudi Arabian Public Funding Fund (PIF).

Jack Milko is a golf workers author for SB Nation’s Taking part in Via. You possibly can comply with him on Twitter @jack_milko for extra golf protection. You should definitely take a look at @_PlayingThrough too.

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