Monthly Blog – January

By Emily Kay 4 weeks ago

As we start 2024, we wanted to have a look to the year ahead and what’s going on around the European Tour Destinations network.

First a foremost, we have a rich tournament hosting history and that is no different in 2024. There will be seven DP World Tour tournaments hosted at ETD venues this year, including golf at the Olympic Games in Paris.

The DP World Tour announced a new format for this season, beginning with the International Swing that saw the first two tournaments of the year played at European Tour Destinations. Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club held the inaugural Dubai Invitational, won by Ryder Cup hero Tommy Fleetwood. The victory was Fleetwood’s third in the United Arab Emirates after claiming two wins in Abu Dhabi in 2023, followed by a second-place finish at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

Tommy Fleetwood after his win at the Dubai Invitational

The following week, the Hero Dubai Desert Classic was hosted at Emirates Golf Club, with Rory McIlrory claiming back to back titles at the tournament and a record-breaking fourth Dubai Desert Classic win.

The Asian Swing begins March 21-24th in Singapore with Laguna National Resort Golf Club hosting the newly titled Porsche Singapore Classic, with the penultimate event taking place May 2-5th when Hidden Grace Golf Club hosts the Volvo China Open.

The crowd gathered outside the Clubhouse at Emirates Golf Club to celebrate Rory McIlroy’s fourth Dubai Desert Classic trophy

2024 is an Olympic year, and Le Golf National in Paris has the honour of adding the Olympic Golf Competition to its long list of hosting tournament golf at the start of August, before the Tour returns there as part of the Back 9 Swing when the Open De France will again tests some of the world’s best over the Albatross Course from October 10-13th.

As always, the season finishes up in Dubai on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates from November 14-17th. The season finale in 2023 saw Nicolai Hojgaard win his maiden Rolex Series title, rounding off a stellar year following his and Team Europe’s success in the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone.

Look out for our next blog post, coming next month!

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