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The DP World Tour has revealed a much-changed schedule for the 2024 season, which includes two new tournaments and a new ‘three-phase’ structure.

The European circuit will feature a minimum of 44 tournaments across 24 countries in a 13-month season that that bosses say “underline its status as golf’s global Tour.”

It has been announced that players will compete for a total prize fund of $148.5million, which excludes the majors.

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The 2024 schedule is broken down into three phases – ‘The Global Swings’, the ‘Back Nine’ and the DP World Tour playoffs.

There will also be five Rolex Series events, the showpiece tournaments on the circuit. In 2024, these will be the Hero Dubai Desert Classic, the Genesis Scottish Open, the BMW PGA Championship, the Abu Dhabi Championship and the season-closing DP World Tour Championship.

The Abu Dhabi Championship has moved from January to the penultimate event before the DP World Tour Championship in November, in what the tour hopes will create a dramatic finale in the Race to Dubai.

The top 70 players in the Race to Dubai rankings will compete in the Abu Dhabi Championship, with 50 players teeing it up at the DP World Tour Championship.

Meanwhile, the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player will move to December 2024 as one of the opening events of the official 2025 schedule.

DP World Tour CEO Keith Pelley said: “Our 2024 season will see our members come together to compete across a global schedule, with greater opportunities and rewards than ever before.   

“The many new and original enhancements we have introduced will guarantee drama and excitement for our fans, our broadcasters and all our stakeholders across the entire season and means, more than ever, that every week counts on the DP World Tour.” 

Here’s a full breakdown of the DP World Tour’s schedule announcement…

What are the new events?

The two new tournaments introduced to the calendar will be the Dubai Invitational (January 11-14) and the Bahrain Championship (February 1-4). These will be part of the ‘International Swing’ from January until March.

Meanwhile, the Volvo China Open, which has not been part of the calendar since before Covid in 2019, will return as a $2million event from May 2-5.

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What is the new three-phase structure?

The circuit has broken down the season into three separate blocks of tournaments. The ‘Global Swings’ phase will include five different swings – The Opening Swing, The International Swing, The Asian Swing, The European Swing and the Closing Swing – running from November 2023 to August 2024.

Each swing has its own $1million bonus pool where the champion across the events will earn $200,00 and qualify for the ‘Back Nine’ events.

The ‘Back Nine’ phase that runs from August 2024 to October 2024 includes the flagship BMW PGA Championship and the Alfred Dunhill Links. There is a big focus on this phase with the PGA Tour announcing a January-August schedule in 2024.

Phase three is the Playoff series, that will comprise of two Rolex Series events, the Abu Dhabi Championship and the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

At the end of the 2024 season, the leading ten players will share a $6million bonus pool and the top ten players in the Race to Dubai rankings will earn PGA Tour cards for the 2025 season.  

What are the date changes?

Three of the existing tournaments on the circuit have been moved for the restructured 2024 calendar. The Danish Golf Championship moves to August 22-25, the Betfred British Masters at The Belfry has a later slot from August 29-September 1 and the Abu Dhabi Championship will take place on November 7-10.

 DP World Tour schedule 2024 in full


Opening Swing

Nov 23-26 Fortinet Australian PGA Championship & Joburg Open

Nov 30 – Dec 3 ISPS Handa Australian Open & Investec South African Open Championship

Dec 7-10 Alfred Dunhill Championship

Dec 14-17 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open

International Swing


Jan 11-14 Dubai Invitational

Jan 18-21 Hero Dubai Desert Classic

Jan 25-28 Ras Al Khaimah Championship

Feb 1-4 Bahrain Championship

Feb 22-25 Magical Kenya Open

Feb 29 – Mar 3 SDC Championship

Mar 7-10 Jonsson Workwear Open

Asian Swing

Mar 21-24 Singapore Classic

Mar 28-31 Asian Event TBA

Apr 11-14 The Masters

Apr 18-21 Korea Championship

Apr 25-28 ISPS HANDA – Championship

May 2-5 Volvo China Open

May 16-19 U.S. PGA Championship

European Swing

May 23-26 Soudal Open

May 30 – Jun 2 European Open

Jun 6-9 Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed

Jun 13-16 U.S. Open

Jun 20-23 KLM Open

Jun 27-30 Italian Open

Jul 4-7 BMW International Open

Closing Swing

Jul 11-14 Genesis Scottish Open & Event TBA (USA)

Jul 18-21 The 152nd Open & Barracuda Championship

Aug 1-4 Olympic Men’s Golf Competition

Aug 15-18 D+D Real Czech Masters

Aug 22-25 Danish Golf Championship

The Back Nine

Aug 29 – Sep 1 Betfred British Masters hosted by Sir Nick Faldo

Sep 5-8 Omega European Masters

Sep 12-15 Horizon Irish Open

Sep 19-22 BMW PGA Championship

Sep 26-29 acciona Open de Espana presented by Madrid

Oct 3-6 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Oct 10-13 Open de France

Oct 17-20 Andalucia Masters

Oct 24-27 Event TBA (TBC)

The DP World Tour Play-offs

Nov 7-10 Abu Dhabi Championship

Nov 14-17 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai

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