• International edition
  • Australia edition
  • Europe edition

Rory McIlroy at Royal St George's during practice for the 2021 Open

‘A new era in global golf’: European Tour to be renamed DP World Tour

  • Dubai company will assume title sponsorship in 2022
  • Prize fund from next year will exceed $200m

The collective will of golf’s establishment to swat aside challenges by Saudi Arabia means the European Tour will be renamed from the start of next year. DP World, the Dubai-based logistics company, will take on title sponsorship of the tour, with prize funds to increase as a direct result. The European Tour, formed in 1972, will keep its name as an overarching corporate entity only.

Saudi Arabia’s manoeuvres in the professional game have met staunch resistance from the European and PGA Tours, who are now in strategic alliance. Greg Norman was recently confirmed as the public face of a Saudi-based series of 10 events on the Asian Tour. The Saudis have long-held aspirations of a golf super league but, as yet, have no formal buy-in from leading players.

The DP World Tour will lead to prize funds – including major championships and World Golf Championships – totalling more than $200m (£147m) for the first time. Tournaments solely sanctioned by the DP World Tour must have a minimum purse of $2m.

Next year will feature a minimum of 47 tournaments in 27 different countries, including new events in the United Arab Emirates, Japan, South Africa and Belgium. Neither the European Tour nor DP World would detail the length of their partnership or its total monetary value but it is understood the latter runs into hundreds of millions of dollars.

“This announcement is momentous and will herald a new era in global golf,” said Keith Pelley, the European Tour’s chief executive. “When I joined [in 2016] I told the board I felt the name of the tour was a misnomer and did not reflect our brand. We are definitely a world tour.

“The DP World Tour is a natural evolution of our decade-long partnership, and the presence of ‘world’ in our new title better reflects our global reach. We will always remember our heritage and those who have gone before us who helped us shape our tour but we also rejoice in our global footprint.”

Pelley refused to reference directly the Saudi/Asian Tour alliance. However, this will inevitably be viewed as the further closing of ranks by the PGA and European Tours.

How do I sign up for sport breaking news alerts?

  • Download the Guardian app from the iOS App Store on iPhone or the Google Play store on Android by searching for 'The Guardian'.
  • If you already have the Guardian app, make sure you’re on the most recent version.
  • In the Guardian app, tap the Menu button at the bottom right, then go to Settings (the gear icon), then Notifications.
  • Turn on sport notifications.

Rory McIlroy, speaking via video conference to a media event held in Dubai , branded the deal “great news for global golf”. The four-times major winner has previously spoken out against Saudi plans for his sport.

Jay Monahan, the PGA Tour’s commissioner, said: “I’ve said before that our respective tours are positioned to grow – together – over the next 10 years faster than we ever have at any point in our existence and today’s announcement is another point of proof in those efforts.”

  • European Tour

Most viewed

European Tour rebranding to DP World Tour, doubling prize money starting in 2022

  • Associated Press

Copy Link

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- After 50 years, the European Tour by name is no more.

Starting in 2022, it will be rebranded as the DP World Tour in a deal that is set to double the total prize money to more than $200 million.

European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley said the title change better reflects the global nature of the tour.

On the 2022 schedule, only 23 of the 47 events will be staged on European soil.

"In many ways, it's a misnomer," Pelley said of the European Tour's current title. "We are definitely a world tour."

"We will always remember our heritage," Pelley added, "and those who have gone before us who helped us shape our tour ... but we also rejoice in our global footprint."

Pelley said there will be a minimum prize fund of $2 million for each tournament and prize money of "north of $200 million" for the season, compared to $104 million in 2021 and $70 million in 2020.

The deal is a huge boost to the finances of the European Tour that were badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, causing a shutdown of the tour for three months beginning in March 2020.

The European Tour nearly a year ago announced a strategic alliance with the PGA Tour after one of the proposed new leagues had offered to take over Europe. The Scottish Open is now part of the PGA Tour, while European members have access to two U.S. tour events. More collaboration is possible in the fall months.

Meanwhile, Greg Norman is leading a new company called LIV Golf Investments, backed by Saudi Arabia's public investment fund, which is putting $200 million into 10 new tournaments on the Asian Tour. Those events and where they are played have not been announced.

The new tournaments do not include the Saudi International, which is no longer part of the European Tour schedule after three years ago and since signed a deal with the Asian Tour.

In a video message, four-time major champion Rory McIlroy said the deal was "great news for global golf."

Tommy Fleetwood, who was the Race to Dubai champion in 2017, said it provided "stability" and "excitement" to golfers on the tour.

DP World, a Dubai-based logistics company, has sponsored the season-ending event on the European Tour, which has been held in Dubai since 2009 and called "The Race to Dubai." It was previously the "Order of Merit."

The European Tour was founded in 1972, but events have been increasingly held outside the continent in recent years, with many of the biggest now staged in the Middle East.

PGA Championship

Valhalla Golf Club

Letter from Europe

What’s on tap in Europe for 2022? Only a reimagined pro tour and a review of Ryder Cup qualifying

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 23: The newly branded DP World Tour sign is seen on the first tee during a practice round prior to the JOBURG Open at Randpark Golf Club on November 23, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

In at least one sense, life was never easy for the European Tour. Forever an economic second-best behind the financial behemoth that is the PGA Tour, the Old World circuit always struggled to compete for the attention and attendance of golf’s biggest names. That fact isn’t likely to change now that the “ET” has been laid to rest, but the strategic alliance between the newly packaged DP World Tour and the PGA Tour is one that most in Europe see as a positive development. Call it inevitable—and sensible, too—given the potentially imminent threat to the status quo offered by the Saudi Arabia-based LIV Golf Investments.

“What needs to be talked about is how the alignment with the PGA Tour evolves and what effect that will have in 2023 and beyond,” says Paul McGinley, former European Ryder Cup captain and a member of the DP World Tour Board of Directors. “We’re still finding our feet with that relationship, one that has never been better. We have aligned together against the Saudis. And that loyalty is being repaid in what they call ‘working streams.’ There is a lot more collaboration on social media. Communication is better. So many ideas are now being shared.”

So it is that, in many respects, 2022 can be viewed as something of a transitional year for the rebranded tour . One week before the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews in July, the Scottish Open will become the first DP World Tour event to be co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour. At the same time, the Barbasol and Barracuda Championships in the U.S. will offer starts to DP World Tour members.

Each tour gets 73 spots in the Scottish Open field, with any dual members counting against the PGA Tour’s allocation. So the old line of “play better” will be the response to any DP World players who complain about not getting a start.

“But, on the other hand, I don’t think there will be a more exciting or better time to play well on the European Tour,” says David Law, a Scotsman who finished 100th on the 2021 Race to Dubai. “There are those opportunities to play in the States opposite the Scottish and the Open. Playing really well there could bring massive rewards.”

MORE: European Tour rebranded DP World Tour for 2022

Whatever, it is a safe bet that such arrangements will increase in frequency in 2023 and beyond. Which is easier said than done, of course. While it’s not that hard to put together a schedule, it is difficult to be fair to all concerned. In particular, the guys down the points lists have to be looked after. Players like David Drysdale, who got the last European Tour card in 2020-21, can’t be lost in this. The tours can’t just look after the star names. As member organizations, they have an obligation to make sure everyone has opportunities to play.

The same is true of the PGA Tour. But it’s difficult to take 230 players from two tours, mix them together and be completely fair. So a schedule that works for both tours is required. Whatever the Saudis do, they will do. DP World chief executive Keith Pelley has made his bed and has aligned with the PGA Tour in an attempt to present the best product he can. After that, players are free to make their own choices.

“To be honest, I’m not sure the likes of Paul Casey, Lee Westwood, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, Luke Donald and Graeme McDowell making the jump to anything the Saudis come up with would necessarily do much harm to the DP World Tour,” says Ewen Murray, a former European Tour player and now Sky Sports commentator. “Hardly any of them play that much in Europe these days. Like the PGA Tour, what the European Tour has done really well is to [just] keep going [during the COVID-19 pandemic]. OK, the money was down, but there has been a chance to play almost every week. I would have to question the integrity of those who say goodbye to all that, just to chase a few dollars.”

In the meantime, work continues behind the scenes on both sides of the Atlantic.

“There is certainly more to come as far as our partnership with the PGA Tour is concerned,” McGinley says. “More tournaments are likely to be aligned and co-sanctioned as time goes on. There is lot going on behind the scenes as we try to build a year-long international schedule that works for both tours. There are a few obvious opportunities for us. Post-FedEx Cup is one. Finishing in Dubai, that’s a big part of our season.”

The DP World schedule will offer $200 million in 2022, twice as much as 2021 , and represents, according to Pelley, “a new era for global golf.” Maybe, but still one that will retain some familiar aspects. Strong early in the Middle East—the tour resumes play the week of Jan. 17 in Abu Dhabi—and around the Open Championship, the traditional ebb and flow on tour remains. Meanwhile, “in-between” times like February/March, April/May and August will still feature a mix of some strong and not-so strong events.

“Our long-established tournaments will continue to flourish under the DP World umbrella,” McGinley says. “That level of sponsorship was a huge announcement for us, not just financially. It shows we are in good shape entering what looks like a new era for professional golf. But there are decisions to be made on what events remain just part of our tour and which ones are also part of the PGA Tour. It’s all being navigated at the moment.”


For the first time in the history of the former European Tour, an American—Collin Morikawa—won the year-long Race to Dubai title.

Luke Walker

MORE: Europe’s next breakout sarts are 20-year-old twins from Denmark. Meet the Hojgaards

And not only on the main circuit. Recently, the second-division Challenge Tour announced a record-breaking global schedule for the 2022 season that will see the total prize fund surpass the €8 million mark for the first time. In all, the “Road to Mallorca” will consist of 31 tournaments staged across three continents in 18 different countries.

Which is all good. But Murray, would go further.

“I’ve always been an advocate of more change over, a bigger influx of new players every year,” says the Scot. “I don’t think as many as 110 players should be exempt. I see 75 as enough, which would allow more spots to open up for those graduating from the Challenge Tour. I like to see young players getting a chance. If they get to play in what might be called ‘average’ DP World Tour events, the incentive and opportunity to move up and on into the premier events will be there. Those events will become important stepping stones for those good enough to make the next upward move.”

Still, first thing first.

“I’m thrilled to see the prize money boost there,” says Law, who spent five years on the Challenge Tour before graduating to the European circuit. “A minimum purse of €250,000 every week will make a massive difference. It used to be that you had to make maybe €30,000 to keep your Challenge Tour card. And around €90,000-€95,000 would see you onto the European Tour. Next year those numbers will go up. Players will need to make around €45,000 to keep their cards. And those who do get promoted will have made some decent dough. Given the standard of golf being played on that tour, those numbers are far more appropriate.”

'We can’t brush Whistling Straits under any carpets. There are many lessons to be learned. Although we had a lot of headwinds against us, what happened wasn’t just a loss. It was a hammering.'

Hang on though. While the financial side of the tours are trending upward, some perspective is required. Yes, the prize money on the DP World Tour has doubled, but only when compared with last season. In many cases, purses have not yet returned to their pre-pandemic levels. By way of example, the British Masters will offer £1.85 million in 2022; in 2019 the prize fund was £3 million. The Dutch and European Opens will both pay €1.75 million this year, down from €2 million three years earlier. And the European Masters has fallen from €2.5 million to €2 million.

Which is not to say that the tour officials have failed in their primary mission to provide the membership with playing and financial opportunities. Yes, there have been more than a few €1 million events, and the odd dodgy course, but play continued. No mean feat for such a multi-national operation.

“It goes without saying that the European Tour had to work incredibly hard to keep going as it did,” Law says. “Had we had the schedule we have for 2022 with similar money to what we have seen over the last 18 months, no one could really have complained. But we were beginning to see a knock-on effect at those smaller events. Take the caddies. Those guys make their living off the percentages of what their players earn. And when those percentages went down, it was starting to be tough to get caddies at events. So the boost to the prize funds was something the tour needed. They’ve done a brilliant job in that respect.”

MORE: How an American finally grabbed the European Tour’s Race to Dubai title

Elsewhere, this wouldn’t be the tour formerly known as European if there was not some talk of the Ryder Cup. Even in years when the biennial battle is in abeyance, the subject is never far from the surface, both on the range and in the media. And in that, the DP World Tour will be no different. According to McGinley, an in-depth look at all things Ryder Cup has already begun in the wake of Europe’s record-breaking loss at Whistling Straits .

“There’s a big de-briefing going on, which is appropriate after such a heavy defeat,” McGinley says. “We have to review a lot of things. I’m on the Ryder Cup committee, but our [mission] is not to control the team. We are more involved, alongside the PGA of America, in building the Ryder Cup brand going forward. But I’m aware of what is going on. [Ryder Cup director] Guy Kinnings is currently undertaking a long look at every aspect of the Ryder Cup.”

Surely part of the eventual conclusions will be a close inspection of the qualifying criteria. With the changing landscape and the fact that so many of Europe’s best players are now based in America, it is appropriate to question the process. Do Europe’s young players get enough of a chance to make the team? Many feel there still needs to be a route into the side from the DP World Tour, although it is clear that it doesn’t have to be one that makes up 50 percent of the squad.

“We need to have the best team out there,” McGinley says. “And we need to have a qualification system that is evolving as the game is evolving. All of those things are being reviewed. We were beaten by a record margin. So we can’t just say things will be grand in two years time, or that all we have to do is grow the rough and off we go. Things are a lot deeper than that. We have to lick our wounds and take a serious look at what we need to do next time. And when that is done present it first to the ex-captains who are currently choosing the next skipper.”

MORE: Lee Westwood’s simple reason why he’ll pass on being Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain

A closer inspection of the scoring at Whistling Straits reveals the disturbing fact that, too often, the Europeans were beaten more by their own relatively poor play than American brilliance. There was also the impression that the narrative over the three days was more focused on team morale—“we’re all great pals and that’s what really counts”—than on the fact that they were getting royally thrashed.

“We can’t brush Whistling Straits under any carpets,” McGinley says. “There are many lessons to be learned. Although we had a lot of headwinds against us, what happened at Whistling Straits wasn’t just a loss. It was a hammering. Away from home with no support was always going to be difficult against what was maybe the best-ever American team. And I mean team. I don’t mean that in terms of this playing ability. I mean in how cohesive they were. And how well-captained and structured they were. They kept it simple. Everything behind the scenes looked very straightforward.”

All of which is for the future. More immediately, many questions remain for the new tour. Things clearly need to settle down. One way of another, the DP World needs to know where things stand with Saudi’s LIV Golf Investments. Is there going to be a rival tour? Are some players going to make the jump? Where are we going to be with COVID? Are we going to see increased restrictions? That’s a big question for a circuit that involves so much international travel.

“We are in the eye of the storm in that respect,” McGinley says. “So it is difficult to predict what will happen in the next 12 months. There are so many challenges and so much turmoil in the world at the moment.”

European Tour Changes Name To DP World Tour For 2022

A new deal with DP World sees a new name and exciting plans for the European Tour

  • Sign up to Golf Monthly Newsletter Newsletter

DP World Tour announced

The European Tour celebrates its 50th year in 2022 and will do so with a new name - the DP World Tour.

DP World, also celebrating half a century next year, has signed the naming rights for the European Tour in a deal that is said to elevate the Tour in every way, grow the game of golf globally, and drive positive community impact.

The deal will see total prize money break through the $200 million mark for the first time, with a new minimum prize fund of $2 million for all tournaments solely sanctioned by the DP World Tour.

The total prize money for regular DP World Tour events (not including the Majors and WGCs) will exceed $140m, which is more than $10m richer than the pre-pandemic high of 2019.

The 2022 DP World Tour Championship will also carry a $10m prize fund, making it the first ever European Tour event to feature an eight-figure purse.

In 2022, the DP World Tour schedule will feature a minimum of 47 tournaments in 27 different countries, including new tournaments in the UAE, Japan, South Africa and Belgium.

There will also be five Rolex Series events, with 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. The 2022 DP World Tour season will also feature three tournaments co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour - the aforementioned Genesis Scottish Open, as well as the Barbasol Championship and the Barracuda Championship taking place in the US – announced earlier this year as a result of the Strategic Alliance between the PGA and European Tours.

Get the Golf Monthly Newsletter

Subscribe to the Golf Monthly newsletter to stay up to date with all the latest tour news, equipment news, reviews, head-to-heads and buyer’s guides from our team of experienced experts.

The 2022 DP World Tour seasons begins on 25th November at the Joburg Open.

Introducing the DP World Tour… #DPWorldTour pic.twitter.com/CjrbnF9vM3 November 9, 2021

Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European Tour group, said: “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. 

“The entire ecosystem of our Tour will be strengthened because of this hugely significant deal, and that was essential to us and to DP World, who have been an incredible supporter of our Tour as well as golf more widely, from grassroots through to the elite professional game. 

“The DP World Tour is, therefore, a natural evolution of our decade-long partnership, and the presence of ‘World’ in our new title better reflects our global reach.” 

Jay Monahan, Commissioner of the PGA Tour and Board Member of the European Tour, added; “Thanks to the support of long-standing partner DP World, today’s announcement significantly elevates the European Tour on a global basis.

"We are excited for the continued growth and evolution of the European Tour, as well as the momentum this provides toward our Strategic Alliance.

" I’ve said before that our respective Tours are positioned to grow – together – over the next 10 years faster than we ever have at any point in our existence, and today’s announcement is another point of proof in those efforts.”

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook , Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV

Will Zalatoris walks on the green with a putter in hand

Zalatoris revealed to The Athletic that there were talks of players going to The PGA of America following the tragic news of a PGA worker passing away

By Matt Cradock Published 17 May 24

Rose Zhang takes a shot at the Mizuho Americas Open

The LPGA Tour has explained players have withdrawn because of either injury or illness, and stresses it is monitoring the situation

By Mike Hall Published 17 May 24

  • Contact Future's experts
  • Terms and conditions
  • Privacy policy
  • Accessibility statement
  • Cookies policy
  • Advertise with us

Golf Monthly is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Visit our corporate site . © Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, Bath BA1 1UA. All rights reserved. England and Wales company registration number 2008885.

Danish Golf Challenge Logo 2024

23 - 26 May 2024

Danish Golf Challenge

Odense Eventyr Golf, Odense, Denmark

Odense Eventry Golf

Challenge Tour Partners


european tour tour golf

PGA Tour a “lonely place” compared to European circuit, per DP World Tour pro

T hanks to his superb play on the DP World Tour a season ago, which included a runner-up finish to Rory McIlroy at the Genesis Scottish Open , Robert MacIntyre earned PGA Tour membership for the 2024 season.

But playing on the PGA Tour has not been the best experience for MacIntyre, compared to the comfortable confines of the DP World Tour.

“It’s completely different,” MacIntyre explained to Bunkered , a Scottish golf publication.

“When you’re on the DP World Tour, it’s very friendly. Everyone is together. We’re all traveling the world. If we’re struggling with certain things, we speak to folk around us.”

So far this season, MacIntyre, who played in his first Ryder Cup in 2023 and did not lose a match, has only two top-10 finishes to his name. He tied for sixth at the Mexico Open and eighth at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

But he missed the cut at The Players Championship and did not qualify for The Masters . He also has not met the criteria to play in any Signature Event so far this season. Instead, he tied for 32nd at the Puerto Rico Open, held when Scottie Scheffler triumphed at Bay Hill.

MacIntyre will also play at the Myrtle Beach Classic this week, not the Wells Fargo Championship , which bodes an elite 69-player field.

“You come out here to the PGA Tour, and it’s all so unfamiliar,” added MacIntyre.

“There’s less chatting. There’s less dinners. There’s just less of that big family feel that you get on the European Tour.”

The European Ryder Cup team specifically prides itself on team camaraderie and chemistry. By extension, those principles spread the DP World Tour, where the top European players rise through the ranks.

“Sitting in player dining, you do it in Europe and you’ve got all the Scottish boys, you’ve got all the British boys,” MacIntyre added.

“A lot of the European guys, if you’re sitting on your own, they will come and join you... Out [on the PGA Tour], because you don’t know many folks, you don’t know them in that same kind of depth, they don’t come to sit with you. It does become a lonely place on the golf side of it.”

The golf courses are obviously different, too.

“It is what it is. You’ve got to get on with it. There are a lot of other things. New golf courses,” MacIntyre explained.

“Over here, they are pretty much all new, and then you’ve got the different grasses. Obviously, I was not brought up playing a lot of Bermuda, grainy grass, pitching, putting. It’s just completely different. But it’s a learning curve.”

Hopefully, MacIntyre’s experience of playing golf in the United States will improve as time passes. But for now, the Scotsman continues to struggle to grow accustomed to the difficulties of American professional golf—something that numerous European players have toiled with before and likely will do so in the future.

Yet, the Scotsman knows that plenty of opportunity awaits within the 50 states.

“It’s a great place to play golf. It’s obviously where the best players in the world are. It’s where you can make more money,” MacIntyre said.

“It’s a different environment for me, but I’m just trying to enjoy it as much as I can and learn as much as I can, week in and week out.”

Jack Milko is a golf staff writer for SB Nation’s Playing Through. Be sure to check out @_PlayingThrough for more golf coverage. You can follow him on Twitter @jack_milko as well.

Robert MacIntyre reacts to a shot during the 2024 Players Championship.

European Tour

European Tour European Tour

  • More Courses
  • Live on Sky
  • Get Sky Sports
  • Sky Mobile Apps
  • Kick It Out
  • Black Lives Matter
  • British South Asians in Football

Golf Leaderboards: PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, LIV Golf, DP World Tour, Ladies European Tour and more

The latest scores and tee times from the world of golf including the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour, LIV Golf League and major championships - watch the best golf every week on Sky Sports

Thursday 16 May 2024 11:02, UK

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player


Stay up to date with the latest scores and tee times from around the world of golf with our leaderboards below.

This week's leaderboards

  • Men's major: PGA Championship
  • LPGA Tour: Mizuho Americas Open
  • Ladies European Tour: Amundi German Masters

The men's major season continues this week at the PGA Championship, with Brook Koepka returning as defending champion and Rory McIlroy chasing more success at Valhalla.

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the Texas Open golf tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2024, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Koepka looks to win the Wanamaker Trophy for a fourth time, matching the total Tiger Woods has managed in his career, while McIlroy hopes to end his major drought at the venue where he won the most recent of his four major titles.

Scottie Scheffler is the pre-tournament favourite after four victories in 2024, including The Players and The Masters, with the world No 1 having the opportunity to become the first player since Jordan Spieth - aiming to complete the career Grand Slam - to win the first two majors of a calendar year.

  • When is the PGA Championship live on Sky Sports? Key TV times
  • Latest PGA Championship news | Who is in the field at Valhalla?
  • How to book Fury vs Usyk this weekend on Sky Sports Box Office

Last week's Wells Fargo Championship runner-up Xander Schauffele, US Open champion Wyndham Clark and rising star Ludvig Åberg will be among the other contenders for major victory, while Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Fitzpatrick are two of the field looking to become the first English winner of the PGA Championship since 1919.

  • Usyk beats Fury to win historic undisputed title fight
  • 'I won the fight!' Fury fumes after Usyk defeat
  • Highlights: Usyk crowned UNDISPUTED after defeating Fury in Riyadh
  • The ninth round knockdown | The moment Usyk nearly KO'd Fury
  • Transfer Centre LIVE! Villa keen on Chelsea's Gallagher
  • Fury vs Usyk highlights and reaction: New champion has hospital scan on jaw
  • PL Predictions: Still hope for Arsenal? West Ham to make Man City sweat
  • Nev tells Arsenal 'do your job' | Carra: Arteta might need Pep to go
  • What's still to be decided on the Premier League's final day?
  • Nelson: Don't be surprised if Fury walks away
  • Latest News

Ludvig Aberg, of Sweden, waves after making a putt on the first hole during the third round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Saturday, April 20, 2024, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Away from Kentucky, there's Ladies European Tour action at the Amundi German Masters - live on Sky Sports - and a star-studded field involved at the LPGA Tour's Mizuho Americas Open.

Last week's leaderboards

  • PGA Tour: Wells Fargo Championship - Winner: Rory McIlroy
  • PGA Tour: Myrtle Beach Classic - Winnner: Chris Gotterup
  • LPGA Tour: Cognizant Founders Cup - Winner: Rose Zhang
  • Ladies European Tour: Aramco Team Series - Korea
  • PGA Tour Champions: Regions Tradition - Winner: Dough Barron
  • Challenge Tour: Challenge de Espana - Winner: Joel Moscatel

What has happened in the majors so far in 2024?


Scottie Scheffler won The Masters, with a four-shot victory over Ludvig Åberg at Augusta National earning the world No 1 his second Green Jacket in three years.

When is golf live on Sky Sports?

Sky Sports Golf on YouTube

Watch golf and more with NOW

Latest golf videos and highlights

Nelly Korda then claimed the first women's major of the year a week later, with victory at The Chevron Championship securing the American her fifth LPGA Tour triumph in a row, matching the records of Annika Sorenstam (2005) and Nancy Lopez (1978).

Nelly Korda watches her shot during the final round of the Chevron Championship LPGA golf tournament

Watch every men's and women's major live on Sky Sports in 2024 or stream with NOW.

The next men's major is the PGA Championship, at Valhalla in Kentucky, from May 16-19, while the second women's major of the year is the US Open in Pennsylvania from May 30-June 2.

Golf Now logo.

Get the best prices and book a round at one of 1,700 courses across the UK & Ireland

Enter Course, City, or Postal Code

No results found. Please try another search.

Men's majors in 2024

  • The Masters - April 11-14 (Winner: Scottie Scheffler)
  • PGA Championship - May 16-19
  • US Open - June 13-16
  • The 152nd Open Championship - July 18-21

Women's majors in 2024

  • Chevron Championship - April 18-21 (Winner: Nelly Korda)
  • US Women's Open - May 30-June 2
  • KPMG Women's PGA Championship - June 20-23
  • Evian Championship - July 11-14
  • AIG Women's Open - August 22-25

Ad content | Stream Sky Sports on NOW

Stream Sky Sports live with no contract on a Month or Day membership on NOW. Instant access to live action from the Premier League, EFL, F1, England Cricket and so much more.

How to watch Premier League, EFL play-offs, WSL, Scottish Premiership, F1 and more

  • Stream with NOW

Get Sky Sports

  • Upgrade Now

european tour tour golf

Europe’s No1 Amateur & PRO Golf Tour – Join today!

European players tour.

european tour tour golf

Learn more about the European Players Tour

european tour tour golf

The Players

View our current player profiles

european tour tour golf

2024 Schedule

Keep up to date with next EPT Competitions

european tour tour golf

2024 Order of Merit

european tour tour golf

EPT Endorsements

Don’t take our word for it, read what 50+ players say!

european tour tour golf

How to Join

Find out how to join the EPT

european tour tour golf

Contact us for more information regarding EPT

2023/2024 Winter Series

5 rounds of golf

7 nights ‘5-star all inclusive’

Turkish Open

Cornelia diamond hotel.

1st-8th November 2023

Only £1750 /PP

4 rounds of golf

4 nights accomodation

Portugal Open

Vale do lobo resort.

14th – 18th January 2024

Only £899 £499 /PP

5 nights Accomodation

Cyprus Open

Atlantica aphrodite hills hotel.

30th January – 4th February 2024

Only £1595 £795 /PP

6 nights accommodation

Coming soon

£1999  £1495 /PP

5 nights accommodation

Gran Canaria Open

£1495 £995 /PP

Reserve Your Tee Times In The 2024 Tournaments

Play alongside and against prominent professionals.

european tour tour golf

Welcomes Professional Players

european tour tour golf

EPT Professionals have earned £100m+


Play and compete with European Tour winner Gary Orr.

european tour tour golf

Welcomes Amateur Players

EPT Welcomes ads_1127

Play and compete with Ladies European Tour player Annabel Dimmock.

european tour tour golf

Play and compete against low handicap amateur Pablo Hazell.

3 Wey Court, Mary Road, Guildford, England, GU1 4QU

[email protected]

  • Terms & Conditions
  • Cookie Policy

Stay in the loop with our newsletter

  • Endorsements
  • The EPT Golfing Family
  • Founder/CEO
  • EPT Executive Board
  • The Pro Players
  • The Amateur Players
  • Turkish Open 01 – 08 Nov 2023
  • The Portugal Open 14 – 18 Jan 2024
  • The Cyprus Open 30 Jan – 4 Feb 2024
  • Gleneagles 15 – 16 Apr 2024
  • Kington 18 -19 Apr 2024
  • Goring and Streatley Mon 22 Apr 2024
  • North Hants Tue 23 Apr 2024
  • Hollinwell Mon 29 Apr 2024
  • Bearwood Lakes Thu 02 May 2024
  • East Berkshire Thu 09 May 2024
  • Swinley Forest Thu 16 May 2024
  • Summer EPT Par 3 Championship Tue 04 Jun 2024
  • Belfry 10 – 11 Jun 2024
  • Berkshire Red & Blue Mon 17 Jun 2024
  • Hankley Common Tue 18 Jun 2024
  • Formby Thu 20 Jun 2024
  • Royal Birkdale Mon 24 Jun 2024
  • Dunbar Golf Club Sun 30 Jun 2024
  • Gullane 2 & 3 01 -02 Jul 2024
  • Ferndown Tue 16 Jul 2024
  • Moortown Tue 23 Jul 2024
  • West Hill Thu 25 Jul 2024
  • Walton Heath Mon 29 Jul 2024
  • Sunningdale New & Old Course Thu 01 Aug 2024
  • Druids Glen Irish Open 26 – 27 Aug 2024
  • Celtic Manor Sun 01 Sep 2024
  • Herefordshire 02 – 03 Sep 2024
  • Kington 04 – 05 Sep 2024
  • Berkshire Red & Blue Fri 13 Sep 2024
  • Remedy Oak Thu 19 Sep 2024
  • Autumn EPT Par 3 Championship Thu 26 Sep 2024
  • Goring and Streatley Mon 30 Sep 2024
  • Camberley Heath Tue 01 Oct 2024
  • Sonning Tue 22nd Oct 2024
  • Caversham Thu 24th Oct 2024
  • Woking Fri 25th Oct 2024
  • 2024 Order of Merit Results
  • Showcase of Champions
  • 2024 18+ Ladies Series
  • 2024 Celebrity Series
  • 2024 47+ Senior Series
  • 2024 Amateur Series
  • 2024 Champion of Champions
  • 2024 Matchplay Series
  • 2024 Premier Order Of Merit
  • 2024 PRO Series
  • 2024 Winter Series
  • 2025 Schedule
  • Tournament Archive
  • 2023 Order of Merit Results
  • 2023 Schedule
  • 2023 Order of Merit Cup
  • How to join
  • Hall of Fame

Tailored pricing plans designed for you

PGA TOUR University on TOUR:  Chris Gotterup earns first career PGA TOUR win at inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic

PGA TOUR University

Change Text Size

Chris Gotterup claimed his first win on the PGA TOUR at the inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic, becoming the third PGA TOUR University alum to win on TOUR. Gotterup joins Austin Eckroat who won the Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches in March, and Ludvig Åberg who won the 2023 RSM Classic. In all, PGA TOUR University alumni have combined for 19 professional victories since the first class graduated in 2021.

Gotterup held a four-stroke lead heading into the final round, tying the largest lead on TOUR this season through 54 holes. After starting his final round with back-to-back bogeys, Gotterup responded with two birdies and an eagle on the next three holes, and three birdies on the final four holes to win by six shots, the largest margin of victory on TOUR this season. A product of Rutgers and the University of Oklahoma, Gotterup has now registered three consecutive top-25 finishes.

Gotterup earned his TOUR card for the 2024 season after finishing 23rd in the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour season-long standings. With the win, Gotterup earned a two-year exemption on TOUR and a spot in the field this week at the PGA Championship.

In addition to Gotterup, three alums finished in the top 15 at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club. Davis Thompson registered a season-best T2, while Kevin Yu and Mac Meissner finished T4 and T13, respectively.

Åberg, Eckroat and Gotterup will all make their first career appearances at the PGA Championship this week at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

PGA TOUR University Alumni – FedExCup Standings  

Korn Ferry Tour  

After two weeks off, 17 alumni are in the field at the AdventHealth Championship (May 16-19). Ricky Castillo, Ross Steelman, Sam Bennett, John Pak, William Mouw, Fred Biondi, Trevor Werbylo, Cole Hammer, Yuxin Lin and Connor Howe will make their tournament debuts. Jackson Suber, Logan McAllister, Quade Cummins, Noah Goodwin, Trent Phillips, Garrett Reband and Patrick Welch will make their second career starts at Blue Hills Country Club. Suber and McAllister both posted top-10s at this event last season, finishing T5 and T9 respectively.

PGA TOUR University Alumni – Korn Ferry Tour Points List  

PGA TOUR Americas

Seven alumni are in the field for the Inter Rapídisimo Golf Championship at Club el Rincón de Cajicá in Bogotá, Colombia, the final event of the PGA TOUR Americas Latin America Swing. The top 60 players in the Fortinet Cup standings after the Latin America Swing are fully exempt for the North America Swing. Derek Hitchner, Ben Carr and Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira are safely inside the top 60, while Reid Davenport, Chase Sienkiewicz, Cameron Sisk and Tommy Kuhl will look to secure exempt status for the summer. Yuxin Lin, who is currently 28th in the Fortinet Cup, is competing in the Korn Ferry Tour’s AdventHealth Championship this week.

PGA TOUR University Alumni – Fortinet Cup Standings    


  1. Noted: New Logo for European Tour

    european tour tour golf

  2. Brand New: New Logo for European Tour

    european tour tour golf

  3. European Tour announces nine UK events in tournament schedule for 2021

    european tour tour golf

  4. European Golf Tour Hits An Ace With Barracuda Networks

    european tour tour golf

  5. European Tour Golf

    european tour tour golf

  6. Accelerating the smart course: European Tour brings golf back with the

    european tour tour golf


  1. PART 2 Fitzpatrick final round, The British Challenge on perhaps the UK’s toughest golf course! 2023

  2. Fan DIVES into a lake during a putt 😂


  4. The Old Course at St. Andrews on Full Swing Golf Simulator

  5. 🏌‍♂️🔥



  1. DP World Tour

    The DP World Tour is the main men's professional golf Tour of the European Tour group. All you need to know about the Race to Dubai Everything you need to know about the Race to Dubai on the DP World Tour.

  2. PGA European Tour

    The European Tour, currently titled as the DP World Tour for sponsorship reasons, and legally the PGA European Tour or the European Tour Group, is the leading men's professional golf tour in Europe. [1] The organisation also operates the European Senior Tour (for players aged 50 or older) and the developmental Challenge Tour; the second tier of ...

  3. DP World Tour

    Welcome to the official YouTube channel of the DP World Tour, part of the European Tour Network. Every week you can find extended tournament highlights and i...

  4. 2021 European Tour

    The 2021 European Tour was the 50th season of the European Tour, the main professional golf tour in Europe since its inaugural season in 1972. Changes for 2021 [ edit ] Following a heavily disrupted 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic , there was a new look to the calendar announced in December 2020, with tournaments being scheduled in ...

  5. European Tour 2022 schedule: Tournaments, dates and venues confirmed

    The golf season reaches an exciting climax this month, with the conclusion to the European Tour, LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour campaigns all live on Sky Sports Golf 2021-22 European Tour ...

  6. European Tour: Matt Fitzpatrick claims impressive Valderrama victory at

    Matt Fitzpatrick secured a seventh European Tour title with a three-shot victory in a thrilling finish at the Estrella Damm N.A Andalucia Masters. Final leaderboard Estrella Damm N.A Andalucia Masters

  7. Latest European Tour 2022 schedule: Dates, venues and tournaments for

    Ladies European Tour members will compete for a minimum of €24.5 million across 31 tournament, in 21 countries, during an expanded 2022 schedule; Aramco Team Series will feature five events on ...

  8. 'A new era in global golf': European Tour to be renamed DP World Tour

    Last modified on Wed 10 Nov 2021 00.10 EST. The collective will of golf's establishment to swat aside challenges by Saudi Arabia means the European Tour will be renamed from the start of next ...

  9. 2020 European Tour

    2020 European Tour season; Duration: 28 November 2019 () - 13 December 2020 () Number of official events: 38: Most wins: Christiaan Bezuidenhout (2) John Catlin (2) ... The 2020 European Tour was the 49th season of the European Tour, the main professional golf tour in Europe since its inaugural season in 1972.

  10. European Tour rebranding, doubling prize money

    Starting in 2022, it will be rebranded as the DP World Tour in a deal that is set to double the total prize money to more than $200 million. European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley said the ...

  11. What's on tap in Europe for 2022? Only a reimagined pro tour and a

    Like the PGA Tour, what the European Tour has done really well is to [just] keep going [during the COVID-19 pandemic]. OK, the money was down, but there has been a chance to play almost every week.

  12. 2021 European Tour schedule and results

    It will now be renamed the DP World Tour from the 2022 season onwards. 2021 European Tour schedule and results. January 21-24. Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (Rolex Series) Abu Dhabi Golf Club, UAE. Winner: Tyrrell Hatton. RELATED: The Abu Dhabi rules incident that needs to be seen to be believed. January 28-31.

  13. European Tour Changes Name To DP World Tour For 2022

    The European Tour celebrates its 50th year in 2022 and will do so with a new name - the DP World Tour. DP World, also celebrating half a century next year, has signed the naming rights for the European Tour in a deal that is said to elevate the Tour in every way, grow the game of golf globally, and drive positive community impact.

  14. European Tour: Tournament schedule for 2021

    Tuesday 15 December 2020 14:23, UK. The European Tour tournament schedule for 2021, with Lee Westwood beginning his defence of the Race to Dubai title in Abu Dhabi, where he is also the defending ...

  15. Leaderboard

    23 - 26 May 2024. Danish Golf Challenge. Odense Eventyr Golf, Odense, Denmark

  16. PGA Tour a "lonely place" compared to European circuit, per ...

    PGA Tour a "lonely place" compared to European circuit, per DP World Tour pro. Thanks to his superb play on the DP World Tour a season ago, which included a runner-up finish to Rory McIlroy at ...

  17. 2024 European Tour

    2024 European Tour season. The 2024 European Tour, titled as the 2024 DP World Tour for sponsorship reasons, is the 53rd season of the European Tour, the main professional golf tour in Europe since its inaugural season in 1972. It is the third season of the tour under a title sponsorship agreement with DP World that was announced in November 2021.

  18. European Tour

    View Current, Upcoming and Past tournaments for European Tour. Register for events right from the Schedule. View past tournament Leaderboards and Scorecards.

  19. Golf Leaderboards: PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, LIV Golf, DP World Tour, Ladies

    The latest scores and tee times from the world of golf including the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour, LIV Golf League and major championships - watch the best golf every ...

  20. European Players Tour

    Europe's No1 Amateur & PRO Golf Tour - Join today! European Players Tour. About EPT. Learn more about the European Players Tour. The Players. View our current player profiles. ... Play and compete with Ladies European Tour player Annabel Dimmock. Play and compete against low handicap amateur Pablo Hazell. Address: 3 Wey Court, Mary Road ...

  21. PGA TOUR University on TOUR: Chris Gotterup earns first career PGA TOUR

    Gotterup earned his TOUR card for the 2024 season after finishing 23rd in the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour season-long standings. With the win, Gotterup earned a two-year exemption on TOUR and a spot in ...