This year’s Rolex Series gets underway at the BMW PGA Championship as the first of eight elite events that showcase the very best that the European Tour has to offer. Comprising the national opens of Italy, France, Ireland, Scotland and Turkey as well as the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa, the flagship event at Wentworth and the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, the Rolex Series brings together world-class fields to entertain golf fans like never before: on TV, online and on the course.
Each Rolex Series event carries a minimum prize-fund of $7million, with both the NedBank Golf Challenge and DP World Tour Championship eclipsing that with $7.5m and $8m respectively.
The fields will continue to be elite, led by world-class superstars from the European Tour. So far the defending champions have been confirmed for the first five Rolex Series events, with Rory McIlroy and Paul Casey both teeing it up at the PGA Championship at Wentworth. Expect to see many of the games leading lights play as Ryder Cup points earned at a PGA Tour event on the same week will not count in the race for Qualification for Thomas Bjorn’s side.
|May 24||BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP||Wentworth Club, Surrey, England|
|May 31||ITALIAN OPEN||Gardagolf CC, Brescia, Italy|
|Jun 28||HNA OPEN DE FRANCE||Le Golf National, Paris, France|
|Jul 05||DUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH OPEN||Ballyliffin GC, Co. Donegal, Ireland|
|Jul 12||ABERDEEN STANDARD INVESTMENTS SCOTTISH OPEN||Gullane GC, East Lothian, Scotland|
|Nov 01||TURKISH AIRLINES OPEN||Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort, Antalya, Turkey|
|Nov 08||NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE HOSTED BY GARY PLAYER||Gary Player CC, Sun City, South Africa|
|Nov 15||DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, DUBAI||Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates|