Golf World Reacts to the European Tour’s Massive Announcement

Published 11/09/2021, 11:04 AM EST


The European Tour and DP World today jointly announced tremendous news. The long-term partnership of DP World and the European Tour has evolved as the Tour is all set to be named as DP World Tour from 2022. Meanwhile, this announcement becomes more special as European Tour and DP World will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2022. 

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Moreover, this announcement will increase the prize money substantially as it may break through the $200 million barriers for the first time. Furthermore, the minimum prize money for all tournaments in the DP World Tour will be $2 million. 

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European Tour is all set to become the DP World Tour from 2022

Meanwhile, the DP World Tour will represent a truly global tour with an international schedule. This will feature a minimum of 47 tournaments in 27 different countries, including UAE, Japan, South Africa, and Belgium. Furthermore, the Rolex Series is expected to consist of five events like the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the Dubai Desert Classic, the Genesis Scottish Open, the BMW PGA Championship, and ending with DP World Tour Championship. 

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Moreover, for the first time, it will also feature three tournaments that are co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour. Genesis Scottish Open, Barbasol Championship, and the Barracuda Championship. Meanwhile, Keith Pelley, CEO of the European Tour group, seemed excited about this new announcement. 

“Today’s announcement is undoubtedly a momentous one in the proud history of our Tour. The launch of the DP World Tour in 2022, coinciding with both of our 50th anniversaries, will herald a new era in global golf. And crucially, it will benefit everybody involved – all our players, caddies, fans, and partners – as well as making an important contribution to wider society.”

Moreover, even the CEO of the DP World Tour said a few words about this new beginning. “We have relished the opportunity to support the Tour in growing the game of golf and improving access to the sport at all levels. The key to this success has been and will continue to be the shared vision and values that underpin the partnership.”

Fans react to the European Tour’s new announcement

However, the majority of the golf fans seem to be disappointed with this new move. They criticized the authorities for changing the name of the Tour. However, there were a few positive comments who seemed to be in favor of this new announcement. So let us have a look at a few reactions of the golfing fans. 

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So these were a few reactions from the golfing world. Even though a few people weren’t happy, there were a few comments who supported this move. So, what do you think about this new announcement? Do let us know.

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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