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European Tour plans monthlong run in U.K., report says

With its season delayed until July 30, the European Tour will restart at home and keep players housed at tournament sites to reduce risk of coronavirus transmission, Golf Digest reports

Reported: By Golf Digest, that the European Tour will restart its season with a monthlong run of events in the United Kingdom, beginning July 30 with the Betfred British Masters on the tour’s revised schedule. In a report by John Huggan, Golf Digest says the tour will follow the season restart with tournaments at Forest of Arden, Hanbury Manor and Celtic Manor, all of which feature large hotels onsite to house players and limited their exposure to others and a potential transmission of coronavirus. Earlier this month, European Tour chief Keith Pelley sent a memo to players in which he attempted to prepare them for a more austere tour because of diminished sponsorship and tournament cancellations. If the European Tour sticks to its planned restart July 30, it would be nearly four months since its most recent event, when Jorge Campillo won the Qatar Masters on March 8. By comparison, the PGA Tour, which has been idle since commissioner Jay Monahan canceled the Players Championship on March 12, is scheduled to return to competition a full seven weeks earlier than the European Tour, on June 11 in the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

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