Only the top-50 in the Race to Dubai standings after the AVIV Dubai Championship qualify for the European Tour season finale, which will be held from November 11-14 in place of the cancelled Nedbank Golf Challenge.
For the second year in a row, the European Tour has announced a Dubai double-header to round off their Race to Dubai season.
The AVIV Dubai Championship will be held on the Fire course at Jumeirah Golf Estates from November 11-14, a week before the DP World Tour Championship, as is customary.
The $1.5 million event, known as the Golf in Dubai Championship, will replace the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa, which was cancelled for the second year in a row because of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The new season concludes with the Mallorca Golf Open (October 21-24) and the Portugal Masters (November 4-7), but only the top 50 players on the Race to Dubai after the first Dubai event will qualify for the DP World Tour Championship the following week.
“Last year’s tournament on the Fire course, intended to complete our 2020 programme, was a fantastic success,” said Keith Pelley, CEO of the European Tour. “We are happy to bring the AVIV Dubai Championship to our schedule as the final piece in our jigsaw this season.”
“It means we’ll complete our 2021 campaign with two powerful ‘Swings’ – the Iberian Swing in Spain and Portugal, and now this Dubai double-header at Jumeirah Golf Estates.”
“Once again, I would like to thank the leaders of Dubai, DP World, AVIV Clinics, and Jumeirah Golf Estates for their assistance in making this event possible, and we look forward to a fantastic fortnight as we end another Race to Dubai on the Fire and Earth course.”
Antoine Rozner of France will be the defending champion, having won the event last year by two shots against compatriot Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Italian Francesco Laporta, and English duo Andy Sullivan and Matt Wallace.
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