Most of the European DP World Tour schedule was announced on Thursday. Among the main innovations for 2022/2023 is the introduction of a guaranteed $150,000 income to any player with a game category from 1 to 17 for 15 tournaments played. A measure that reflects the 500,000 green tickets guaranteed by the PGA Tour this season, and even the $120,000 pocketed by the last of the 48 participants at every LIV Golf tournament.
” It’s an incredible achievement for a professional golfer to secure the rights to play on the DP World Tour, and this new initiative is rewarding it. While we will never lose the magic of meritocracy and the purity of a performance-based structure, it now provides income certainty for top players in Europe.” Keith Pelley, boss of the European circuit, explains.
Rolex Series raises to nine million euros
The donations for the flagship tournaments of the European circuit have increased, with an additional one million euros for the Wentworth, Abu Dhabi, Scottish Open or Dubai dates, raising a total of nine million. The final of the DP World Tour comes to 10 million euros. In total, around 45 million euros will be offered compared to the 2021 season. A stable figure compared to the 200 million dollars distributed for the soon-ending season.
From 24 November, the start of the 2022/2023 European season, a total of more than 144 million Euros will be distributed. Two tournaments start on the calendar, with the Australian PGA Championship in Brisbane and the Joburg Open in South Africa. The first is one of two Australian tournaments on the DP World Tour calendar as part of a strategic alliance with ISPS HANDA PGA Australasia Tour, and the second is one of six co-sanctioned events with the Sunshine Tour as part of a strategic alliance. .
More tournaments in Asia, French Open not moving
Four new tournaments in Asia are also included in the 2023 calendar; Singapore Classic (February 9-12) and Thai Classic (February 16-19) took place for consecutive weeks, followed by the Tour’s first trip to Japan for ISPS HANDA – CHAMPIONSHIP (20-23 April) and Korea for the first time since 2013 Back to (27-30 April).
The dates of several tournaments in Europe have changed, including the Horizon Irish Open, which will take place from September 7-10, and the Italian Open, which will be held from May 4-7. Marco Simone Golf & Country Club will host the 2023 Ryder Cup from September 29 to October 1.
The French Open retains its title sponsor (Cazoo) to this day, and also retains the 2022 date and donation. Therefore, the oldest professional tournament in Continental Europe will take place at Golf National from September 24-27 with a prize of €3.2 million. money.
The program also includes a new three-week summer break, introduced following player feedback, after the 151st Open Championship and the Barracuda Championship (both 20-23 July). More details on the fall events will be announced in due course, according to a statement from the European Tour released on Thursday.