Golf: Open up de France returns to European Tour plan

FILE Photo: Britain Golf – BMW PGA Championship – Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England – 29/5/16 CEO of the PGA European Tour Keith Pelley speaks during the presentation Required Credit rating: Action Photographs / Andrew Boyers Livepic

(Reuters) – The Open de France will return to the European Tour calendar and just take area from May perhaps 6-9 immediately after getting cancelled very last calendar year due to the fact of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers said on Monday.

Continental Europe’s oldest national Open up, to start with played in 1906, will have a prize fund of 1.5 million euros ($1.81 million) and will be played for the 19th consecutive celebration at Le Golf National, in the vicinity of Paris.

The European Tour and the French Golf Federation (FFG) have held talks with authorities authorities with the intention of staging the occasion with no spectators.

The occasion will be the fourth tournament in a 5-week spring stretch on European soil in between the first two main championships of 2021 — the Masters Match and U.S. PGA Championship.

“As nicely as currently being portion of a travel-helpful operate in Europe at that time of the year, the match also will help us rejoice the fantastic heritage of the nationwide Opens on the European Tour,” European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley mentioned.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru enhancing by Clare Fallon