The European Tour now goes by a different moniker.
Beginning with the 2022 season, which kicks off November 22-25 in Joburg, South Africa, in its 50th year, it will be branded as the DP World Tour.
For the first time, total prize money will reach $200 million (with majors and WGCs, and $140 million without them), with a new minimum prize fund of $2 million for all tournaments sanctioned only by the DP World Tour. The purse will nearly increase from $70 million in 2020 to $104 million in 2021. In addition, the DP World Tour Championship, which will wrap up the season and the Rolex Series in 2022, will be the first European Tour event outside of the majors and WGCs to include a prize pool of eight figures ($10 million).
By 2022, the DP World Tour will have a minimum of 47 tournaments in 27 countries, including new tournaments in the United Arab Emirates, Japan, South Africa, and Belgium, as well as an expanded Rolex Series with five events: the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic, the Genesis Scottish Open, the BMW PGA Championship, and the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.
- The Genesis Scottish Open, as well as the Barbasol Championship and the Barracuda Championship in the United States, will be co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour for the first time as a result of the “Strategic Alliance” between male professional golf’s two biggest Tours.
- Before the DP World Tour Championship was renamed the DP World Tour Championship in 2012, DP World, a Dubai-based provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain and logistics solutions, became a sponsor of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai in 2009. DP World was appointed the tournament’s title sponsor this year. DP World joined the European Tour as an official partner in 2015.
- “The DP World Tour is a natural continuation of our decade-long partnership, and the addition of ‘World’ in our new title better reflects our global reach,” said Keith Pelley, CEO of the European Tour organizer, despite the fact that just 23 of the 47 events will be held in Europe.
- “Our respective Tours are positioned to grow – together – faster over the next 10 years than we have ever done before, and today’s news is another another point of proof in those efforts,” said Jay Monahan, PGA Tour Commissioner and European Tour board member.