DP World Tour Slightly Revises Schedule: Europe’s leading professional golf tour – has unveiled its tournament schedule for the 2023-24 season and adopted some concepts from the United States Professional Golfers Association to make it more appealing and exciting. The tour features 44 events in its new season that will kick off with the Australian PGA Championship and the Joburg Open in South Africa on November 23-26. The schedule is divided into five swings that will challenge the competitors, who will attempt to earn a USD200,000 bonus and make it to the main stages of the season in September and October. The new changes in the DP World Tour are also aimed at enticing online sports betting fanatics who want to earn extra money while watching the sport on television and live streaming.
The DP World Tour will feature five swings that will begin with the “global swing.” It begins with two tournaments in one season – the Australian PGA Championship and the Joburg Open on November 23-26. The stretch will play another event in Australia and two more in South Africa between November and December. The 2023 season will conclude in Mauritius on December 14-17 before it makes a return in January 11 with the Dubai International. This starts the “international swing” that features four events in the Middle East and returns to Africa with a three-tournament stretch in Kenya and South Africa. This will conclude with the Jonsson Workwear Open on March 7-10.
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A week later, the Tour goes to Asia with its “Asian swing” beginning on March 21 with the Singapore Classic. The Asian swing sandwiches the first major tournament of the year, The Masters in Augusta, Georgia, on April 11-14. After The Masters, it will have three more tournaments in South Korea, Japan and China between April 18 and May 5.
On May 16-19, the DP World Tour will make way for the second major – the PGA Championship, slated in Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. The European swing will follow immediately after the PGA Championship with the Soudal Open in Antwerp, Belgium, kicking off hostilities on May 23-26. It will have tournaments in Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, Scotland and closes with the Barracuda Championship in California. The swing will have two major events scheduled – the US Open in Pinehurst on June 13-16 and the British Open in Royal Troon on July 18-21.
The parbusters will have a one-month break before the “Back 9 swing” that will feature events that have long been part of the tour like the European Masters in Switzerland, the Irish Open and the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, the Spanish Open, French Open and Dunhill Links around St. Andrews. But before the swing, qualified golfers return in August for the Paris Olympics on August 1-4. Players who earned enough points and money during the five swings will qualify for the championship stages between September and October. The qualifiers will also gain USD200,000 as bonus. Leading players from each swing will secure a spot in the USD9-million Rolex Series events. The prize pot for the season will reach a record USD150 million, the organizers said.
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According to DP World Tour chief executive Keith Pelley, the changes will bring drama and excitement for the fans, as well as broadcasters and stakeholders. Golfers will be treated to an eventful season where every week counts. Part of the new concepts that the tour will unveil this season is a possible ticket to two USD20-million signature events on the PGA Tour for Race to Dubai leaders. Golfers leading the Race to Dubai standings, not included in the competition list, will participate in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the Genesis Invitational at Riviera. Aside from this, the 10 European tour players who earn PGA Tour cards also will have an opportunity to compete in The Players Championship, with the richest purse in golf, and the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial.
The Final Stages
The DP World Tour will have a playoff system similar to the US PGA Tour by the end of the season. The top 70 players on the Race to Dubai will compete in the Abu Dhabi Championship on November 7-10 and the top 50 will advance to the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai the following week. At the end of the season, the top 10 golfers share a USD6-million bonus pool. The PGA Tour playoffs also starts with 70 players and 50 move on to the second playoff event. The top 30 by the end of the two playoff events will take part in the Tour Championship. The DP World Tour offers bigger opportunities for parbusters in the European Tour to shine and give more chances for fans and golf oddsmakers to place their bets and earn extra income while watching their idols play world-class golf.