The European Tour is the most cosmopolitan of all the men’s professional golf circuits, with players from almost 100 different countries amongst its membership. It is also the most far-travelled, with tournaments taking place is 27 different countries around the world, culminating in the US$7.5million Dubai World Championship in December each year.
These include the four ‘Majors,’ the US Masters, US Open, Open Championship and the USPGA Championship, as well as the four World Golf Championship (WGC) events.
With total prize money in 2011 approaching the €150million mark and with 53 tournaments in the calendar year, the European Tour is enjoying its most successful season ever, Team European currently holding the Ryder Cup and three of its members reigning ‘Major’ champions.
With its HQ at Wentworth near London and representative offices in the Middle East and Singapore, the European Tour Group also includes the Challenge Tour and the Seniors Tour together with joint ventures in European Tour Productions and European Golf Design.