Euro Tour schedule confirmed

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The European Tour has released it’s full schedule for 2012, which features a couple of changes from this year.

The European Tour has released it’s full schedule for 2012, which features a couple of changes from this year.

Once again, the Tour included two event in England, one in Wales, one in Ireland and three in Scotland.

The Irish Open switches from late July to the end of June – three weeks before the Open championship at Royal Lytham – but the venue has yet to be announced.

Australia will host an event on the European Tour for the first time in three years – the inaugural Perth International Golf Championship.

The $2 million tournament, which will be co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia, will be played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club from Oct. 18-21.

All five continents – Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australasia – will stage tournaments and while the schedule currently features 46 counting events towards The 2012 Race to Dubai – in addition to The 2012 Ryder Cup – further tournament announcements will be made in due course.

2012 European Tour schedule

January

5-8 Africa Open, East London, South Africa
12-15 Joburg Open, Royal Johannesburg & Kensington, South Africa
19-22 Volvo Champions, Fancourt, South Africa
26-29 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Abu Dhabi

February

2-5 Commercialbank Qatar Masters, Doha, Qatar
9-12 Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Emirates, Dubai
16-19 Avantha Masters, DLF, New Delhi, India
22-26 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Dove Mountain, Arizona, USA

March

8-11 WGC-Cadillac Championship, Doral, Florida, USA
15-18 Andalucian Open, venue to be announced
22-25 Hassan Trophy, Golf du Palais Royal, Agadir, Morocco
29-1 Sicilian Open, Verdura, Sicily, Italy

April

5-8 THE MASTERS, Augusta National, Georgia, USA
12-15 Maybank Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
19-22 Volvo China Open, Binhai Lake, Tianjin, China
26-29 Ballantine’s Championship, Blackstone, Icheon, South Korea

May

3-6 Spanish Open, Real Club, Seville, Spain
17-20 Volvo World Match Play Championship, Finca Cortesin, Spain
17-20 Madeira Islands Open, Santo da Serra, Madeira
24-27 BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth, Surrey, England
31-3 ISPS Handa Wales Open, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales

June

6-9 Nordea Masters, Bro Hof Slott, Stockholm, Sweden
14-17 US OPEN, Olympic Club, San Francisco, USA
14-17 St-Omer Open, Aa Saint Omer, France
21-24 BMW International Open, Gut Larchenhof, Cologne, Germany
28-1 Irish Open, venue tba

July

5-8 Alstom French Open, Le Golf National, Paris, France
12-15 Scottish Open, Castle Stuart, Inverness, Scotland
19-22 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, Royal Lytham and St Annes, England
25-28 Austrian Open, Diamond CC, Atzenbrugg, Austria

August

2-5 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Firestone, Akron, USA
9-12 USPGA CHAMPIONSHIP, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA
23-26 Johnnie Walker Championship, Gleneagles, Perthshire, Scotland
30-2 Omega European Masters, Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland

September

6-9 KLM Open, Hilversum, The Netherlands
13-16 Italian Open, Royal Park, Turin, Italy
20-23 Madrid Masters, venue tba
28-30 RYDER CUP, Medinah, Illinois, USA

October

4-7 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, St Andrews, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, Scotland
11-14 Portugal Masters, Oceanico Victoria, Vilamoura, Portugal
18-21 Andalucia Masters, venue tba
18-21 Perth International Championship, Lake Karrinyup, Perth, Australia

November

1-4 WGC-HSBC Champions, venue tba, China
8-11 Barclays Singapore Open, Sentosa, Singapore
15-18 Hong Kong Open, Fanling, Hong Kong
15-18 South African Open, Serengeti, Ekurhuleni, South Africa
22-25 DP World Tour Championship Dubai, Jumeirah Estates, Dubai

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