Keeping Score

European Tour begins 2-week stop in Kenya

Magical Kenya Open returns to Nairobi after 1-year absence because of COVID-19 and will precede Kenya Savannah Classic

2: Number of consecutive weeks that the European Tour will play at Karen Country Club in Nairobi, Kenya, beginning with this week’s Magical Kenya Open. The Kenya Open made its European Tour debut in 2019 before being canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the tournament dates to 1967. The list of past champions in the Kenya Open includes three future Masters winners: Seve Ballesteros (1978), Ian Woosnam (1986) and Trevor Immelman (2000). Italy’s Guido Migliozzi, who won the 2019 title in only his 14th start on the European Tour, will be the defending champion (tee times). Migliozzi, 24, settled for runner-up last week in the Qatar Masters when France’s Antoine Rozner holed a 60-foot birdie putt on the final hole. Next week, the tour will remain in the east African nation’s capital for the Kenya Savannah Classic, which will be played Tuesday-Friday.

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