From next season the European Tour is to become the DP World Tour in a historic naming rights deal. Now the full schedule of events for the season has been announced.
DP World, a Dubai-based logistics company, has been associated with the European Tour since 2009, with the season-ending tournament renamed the DP World Tour Championship in 2012. The 2022 DP World Tour schedule will feature at least 47 tournaments in 27 different countries, with the full season offering a total prize purse of over $200m, a first in the Tour’s history.
All tournaments sanctioned solely by the DP World Tour will offer a minimum prize funds of $2m, with 13 events outside of the majors and World Golf Championship having larger purses. there will also be five events feature in an expanded Rolex Series schedule for 2022.
The 2022 schedule will feature new tournaments in the UAE, Japan, South Africa and Belgium, but events start with the Joburg Open from November 25th-28th, 2021.
The deal will also see major investment into prize funds on the Challenge Tour, with more playing opportunities and the introductions of a new John Jacobs Bursary Award supporting the top five players on the Challenge Tour Rankings.
The 2022 schedule now announced will feature a minimum of 47 tournaments in 27 different countries, including new events in the UAE, Japan, South Africa and Belgium. The expanded Rolex Series will comprise of five events: the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic, the Genesis Scottish Open, the BMW PGA Championship and the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.
For the first time events will also feature tournaments co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour – the Genesis Scottish Open, the Barbasol Championship and the Barracuda Championship, all taking place in the United States. This strategic alliance between male professional golf’s two leading Tours marks an acknowledgement of the increasing influence of sponsors outside America and Europe.
The Full Schedule
- November 25-28 – Joburg Open – Randpark Golf Club, Johannesburg, South Africa
- December 2-5 – South African Open Championship – Gary Player Country Club, Sun City, South Africa
- December 9-12 – Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – Leopard Creek Country Club, Malalane, South Africa
- January 20-23 – Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship – Yas Links Abu Dhabi, UAE
- January 27-30 – Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic – Emirates Golf Course, Dubai, UAE
- February 3-6 – Ras Al Khaimah Championship – Al Hamra Golf, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
- February 10-13 – Commercial Bank Qatar Masters – Venue TBC
- February 17-20 – Middle East event TBC
- February 24-27 – Hero Indian Open – Venue TBC
- March 3-6 – Magical Kenya Open – Muthaiga GC, Nairobi, Kenya
- March 10-13 – Pecanwood Classic – Pecanwood G&CC, Hartbeespoort, South Africa
- March 17-20 – Steyn City Championship – The Club at Steyn City, Johannesburg, South Africa
- March 23-27 – WGC-Dells Technologies Match Play – Austin Country Club, Austin, Texas
- April 7-10 – The Masters – Augusta National, Augusta, Georgia
- April 14-17 – Asia event confirmed
- April 21-24 – Japan event confirmed – Venue TBC
- April 28-May 1 – Volvo China Open – Genzon GC, Shenzhen, China
- May 5-8 – Betfred British Masters hosted by Danny Willett – The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England
- May 12-15 – Soudal Open – The Rinkven International Golf Club, Schilde, Belgium
- May 19-22 – PGA Championship – Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- May 26-29 – KLM Open – Bernardus Golf, Cromvoirt, The Netherlands
- June 2-5 – Porsche European Open – Green Eagle Golf Courses, Hamburg, Germany
- June 9-12 – Scandinavian Mixed hosted by Henrik and Annika – Halmstad GC, Tylösand, Sweden
- June 16-19 – US Open – The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts
- June 23-26 – BMW International Open – Golfclub München Eichenried, Munich, Germany
- June 30-July 3 – Irish Open – Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
- July 7-10 – Genesis Scottish Open – The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland
- July 7-10 – Barbasol Championship, Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville, Kentucky
- July 14-17 – The 150th Open – St Andrews Links (Old Course), St Andrews, Fife
- July 14-17 – Barracuda Championship – Tahoe Mountain Club, Truckee, California
- July 21-24 – Cazoo Classic – Venue TBC
- July 28-31 – Hero Open – Fairmont St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
- August 4-7 – Cazoo Open – The Celtic Manor Resort, City of Newport, Wales
- August 11-14 – ISPS Handa World Invitational presented by Modest! Golf Management – Galgorm Castle & Massereene, Co Antrim, N. Ireland
- August 18-21 – D+D Real Czech Masters – Albatross Golf Resort, Prague, Czech Republic
- August 25-28 – Omega European Masters – Crans-sur-Sierre GC, Crans Montana, Switzerland
- September 1-4 – Made in HimmerLand – HimmerLand, Farsoe, Denmark
- September 8-11 – BMW PGA Championship – Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England
- September 15-18 – DS Automobiles Italian Open – Marco Simone GC, Rome, Italy
- September 22-25 – Open de France – Le Golf National, near Paris
- September 29-October 2 – Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – Old Course St Andrews, Carnoustie & Kingsbarns, Scotland
- October 6-9 – Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid – Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
- October 13-16 – Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters – Real Club Valderrama, Sotogrande, Spain
- October 20-23 – European event TBC
- October 27-30 – WGC-HSBC Champions – Sheshan International GC, Shanghai, China
- November 3-6 – Cyprus Open – Aphrodite Hills Resort, Paphos, Cyprus