The European Tour continued to close until at least the end of July, following the announcement of the cancellation of the tournament in France and Germany, postponing the event in Scotland.
On April 18, the European Tour updated the 2019-2020 season schedule during the Covid-19 period. Accordingly, they decided to cancel the BMW International Open from June 25 to June 28 and Open de France from July 2 to July 5, and simultaneously pause the Scottish Open from July 8 to July 12. The ban on gathering people in France takes effect until mid-July.
BMW International Open
BMW International Open, an event in Germany with a 31-year history, is scheduled to take place at the Munich Eichenried Golf Club with a prize fund of $ 2.17 million. Open de France has a reward fund of 1.63 million USD.
The Scottish Open
The Scottish Open, playing at the Renaissance Club with a $ 7 million reward budget, is part of the Rolex Series. This is one of the eight major events of the European Tour launched since 2017. The prize fund per prize is the lowest at the same number. The Renaissance Club is also the “destination” of the LPGA Tour 2020 in mid-August.
Open de France
Started in 1906, Open de France is Europe’s oldest extended golf tournament, an annual contribution since the European Tour was founded in 1972. After two years of the Rolex Series, it has become a regular tournament since 2019.
There have been 17 European Tour awards that have been postponed, or stopped altogether due to the epidemic, including the Rolex Series event series. According to the revised overall schedule, British Masters from July 30 to August 2 top the remaining 15 European Tour events this season.
A few days ago, CEO Keith Pelley sent a memorandum to the golfers, advising them to be mentally prepared for the risk of losing bonuses, having their logistics removed and “plowing their faces” once the European Tour reopen the arena.