Golfing: European Tour policies out staging situations in U.S. this calendar year

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(Reuters) – The European Tour has ruled out staging some functions in the United States this year, Main Govt Keith Pelley claimed.

As component of a strategic alliance with the U.S.-primarily based PGA Tour, the European Tour was checking out the possibility of keeping a quantity of tournaments in Florida because of to COVID-19 travel restrictions in Europe.

“As a worldwide Tour we facial area issues because of to present-day worldwide vacation restrictions and we as a result will have to explore all alternatives out there to be certain our associates play a entire plan,” Pelley claimed in a statement.

“The supply to stage gatherings in the United States was a generous a person by the PGA Tour and reveals the strength of the strategic alliance in between our two Tours that we introduced late previous 12 months.

“On the other hand … our intention is to keep with our present-day routine and that remains our strategy. At the identical time, nonetheless, we are constantly monitoring the fluid situation across Europe.”

In December the Tour introduced its world wide timetable for the 2021 season showcasing 42 tournaments in 24 nations around the world, with every single of the 4 Rolex Series situations providing an raise in prize dollars.

The agenda observed the return of 18 tournaments which ended up possibly cancelled or postponed in 2020 because of to the pandemic.

Events are scheduled to consider put in Spain and Portugal following month, followed by tournaments in France, England and Denmark in May possibly.

(Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru Modifying by Peter Rutherford)