European Tour Update

With the high drama of the end of the PGA Tour season, we haven’t stopped to look around at what’s happening on the other major tours especially the European Tour:

  • The tour just finished the Barclay’s Singapore Open at the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore. The winner was the young, Italian teenager, Matteo Manassero. He beat Lois Oosthuizen in a three-hole playoff with a 15-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole. It was Manassero’s third win on the European Tour and the most for a teenager. He won € 770,226 or $978,803.
  • Rory McIlroy finished 3rd in that same tournament and, as Luke Donald did last year, wrapped up the money titles on both tours. Rory highjacked the U.S. title from Tiger earning $8,047,952 to Tiger’s $6,133,158. On the European Tour, he earned €3,696,597 or $4,697,635 for a grand total of $12,745,587. 
  • The golf course in Singapore was gorgeous, right on the harbor with all manner of ocean-going ships sliding into and out of the harbor. But the course for this week’s UBS Hong Kong Open, the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling, Hong Kong, must be gorgeous too: Rory McIlroy says it’s one of his favorites.
  • Concurrently, a large contingent of mostly South African players will be gathering for the SA Open Championship at the Seringeti Golf and Wildlife Estate in Ekurhuleni, South Africa. The headliner is Charl Schwartzel.
  • And finally, the following week, what’s effectively the European Tour championship, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, will be played at the Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

What makes all of this interesting to me is the international nature of the European Tour; they literally play all over the world and with the help of the Golf Channel, we get to go along for the ride.

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