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The European Tour has today confirmed details of three new tournaments taking place this year – including one in Scotland.

The Scottish Championship will be played over the Torrance Course at the Fairmont St Andrews Resort from October 15-18.

The €1million event follows the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Galgorm Castle Golf Club (September 24-27), the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club (October 1-4) and the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth (October 8-11), and extends the Tour’s second UK Swing of 2020 to four events.

It will be followed by the Cyprus Open from October 29 to November 1 and the Cyprus Classic from November 5-8. Both of those
events will be played at Aphrodite Hills Resort in Paphos, also with prize
funds of €1million. They will be played without spectators and will be
subject to the European Tour’s comprehensive health strategy and based
on Cypriot Government guidelines.

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back-to-back tournaments, which will be promoted by International
Sports Management (ISM), continue the European Tour’s strategy of
staging consecutive tournaments in geographical clusters wherever
possible to reduce the onus on international travel.

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Cowen, the European Tour’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer
International, said: “We are pleased to be able to announce these three
new tournaments as part of our 2020 International Schedule, which will
continue to give valuable playing opportunities to our members.

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are grateful to Aphrodite Hills Resort and ISM for their support in
staging two consecutive tournaments as part of our first trip to Cyprus,
and we look forward to showcasing the country to our global television

our thanks also go to Fairmont St Andrews, which has previously staged
the Scottish Senior Open, for stepping up to now host the Scottish
Championship, which extends our second UK Swing to four events. As the
home of golf, Scotland obviously has many top class golfing venues and
we are delighted to be visiting another of those.”

the Scottish Championship, the Italian Open will be played from October
22-25, at a venue that is still to be confirmed but, like the Dubai Duty Free Irish
Open, following the many changes and disruption to this year’s schedule,
it will not be part of the Rolex Series.

European Tour has also confirmed the cancellation of the Turkish
Airlines Open and the Nedbank Golf Challenge Hosted by Gary Player, with
the latter tournament now due to celebrate its much anticipated 40th anniversary edition at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City in 2021.

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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