European Tour to contemplate US golf tourneys

The European Tour will “take a look at all selections” for staging tournaments amid experiences a number of could be held in the United States for the 1st time.

Next the Masters in April, the Tour is scheduled to host activities in Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Portugal, all of which could be affected by coronavirus vacation limitations.

If that is the circumstance, a report in the Daily Telegraph mentioned the PGA Tour has proposed the plan of the European Tour staging a range of tournaments in Florida, a benefit of the a short while ago declared “strategic alliance” between the two organisations.

A spokesperson for the European Tour advised the PA news company: “As a global Tour, we deal with difficulties thanks to latest international vacation constraints.

“We will hence go on to take a look at all options out there to empower our members to play a whole agenda.”

In a memo to gamers revealed by Golfing Digest, European Tour main executive Keith Pelley confirmed the choice of enjoying in the United States was being regarded as, adding: “As you can visualize, our desire is to adhere to our existing routine.

“That continues to be our program, but ever-switching Government rules and rules on travel could possibly transpire versus us so we have to proactively appear at all possibilities.

“As normally, as shortly as we have any concrete info we will share it with you.”

With this week’s Oman Open postponed owing to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, the European Tour is currently in its fourth week with no staging a typical celebration.

Nevertheless, motion is due to get back again underneath way with the Qatar Masters next week followed by a double-header in Kenya just after the Tour included a new tournament, the Kenya Savannah Common, to its agenda in February.