The European Tour has announced schedule changes to two of its premier events.
Overnight, the tour moved up the BMW PGA Championship and the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, which will be played in consecutive weeks at the start of October. Both tournaments jump one week on the schedule, with the Scottish Open starting on October 1 at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick, with BMW PGA at Wentworth Club [pictured] in Surrey – the tour’s flagship event – sliding into October 8.
As these events will follow the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Galgorm Castle Golf Club in Northern Ireland (September 24-27), the European Tour has established a second UK Swing for its season, with the current six-week run ending next week at the Belfry.
The rest of the schedule, however, remains a bit of a mystery.
The Italian Open and Turkish Open have not been cancelled but are without dates, leaving a month-long gap between the BMW and the Masters. Additionally, the HSBC–WGC Champions is in danger of postponement or cancellation after China barred all international spectacles. The European Tour’s season finale, the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, is set for December 13.