(Reuters) – The European Tour has dominated out staging some activities in the United States this year, Chief Executive Keith Pelley reported.
As section of a strategic alliance with the U.S.-primarily based PGA Tour, the European Tour was checking out the possibility of keeping a number of tournaments in Florida thanks to COVID-19 travel limits in Europe.
“As a international Tour we experience problems thanks to current worldwide vacation limitations and we hence ought to examine all selections out there to guarantee our members participate in a whole plan,” Pelley claimed in a statement.
“The give to phase situations in the United States was a generous just one by the PGA Tour and exhibits the energy of the strategic alliance in between our two Tours that we announced late final 12 months.
“Having said that … our intention is to stay with our existing program and that stays our prepare. At the exact time, nonetheless, we are consistently monitoring the fluid scenario across Europe.”
In December the Tour announced its world program for the 2021 time showcasing 42 tournaments in 24 nations, with each of the 4 Rolex Sequence occasions supplying an raise in prize revenue.
The routine noticed the return of 18 tournaments which were being both cancelled or postponed in 2020 because of to the pandemic.
Events are scheduled to just take place in Spain and Portugal up coming month, adopted by tournaments in France, England and Denmark in May well.
(Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru Modifying by Peter Rutherford)