European Tour provides Dubai match earlier than 2021 season finale

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Oct 5 (Reuters) – The European Tour on Tuesday added the AVIV Dubai Championship to its 2021 schedule, with the $1.5 million occasion returning for a second straight season and changing the cancelled Nedbank Golf Challenge Hosted by Gary Player in South Africa.

The occasion might be performed on the Fire course at Jumeirah Golf Estates from Nov. 11-14 and types a November Dubai double-header with the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, which is able to happen from Nov. 18-21 on the neighbouring Earth course.

The occasion, referred to as the “Golf in Dubai Championship” final 12 months and received by Frenchman Antoine Rozner, follows the Mallorca Golf Open (Oct. 21-24) and the Portugal Masters (Nov. 4-7) in being added to this 12 months’s schedule.

Players within the two Iberian swing occasions and the penultimate spherical in Dubai will look to seal their place within the $9 million DP World Tour Championship.

The European Tour stated the cancelled South Africa match will return for its fortieth anniversary in 2022.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson