The Portugal Masters golf championship – delayed April due to restrictions imposed by the pandemic – has been added to the European Tour Schedule at almost the last minute.
It will be taking place between Thursday November 4 and Sunday November 7.
The announcement means that the competition offering €1.5 million in prize money will be held for the 15th year running at Vilamoura’s Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course.
The Masters is the only Portuguese tournament to score for the “Race to Dubai” which is where the European Tour season will be closing on November 21.
The organisation’s president Keith Pelley said: “We are delighted to confirm the rescheduled Portugal Masters as we continue to reshape the end of our season”.
“Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course has been a popular venue with our players, and it has produced plenty of drama, so we are very pleased to be able to return for the 15th year in a row. We are grateful to the venue for accommodating us at a busy time of the year and to Turismo de Portugal for their long-term support of this tournament”.
Stefano Saviotti, Chairman of Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection is just as enthusiastic: “The Portugal Masters is an incredibly important showcase of golf in the Algarve and we are delighted to once again welcome some of the world’s finest golfers to the Dom Pedro Victoria Course.
“After a difficult period, the European Tour’s return to our facilities enables us to demonstrate why Vilamoura and Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection has a reputation as one of Europe’s most sought after golf destinations.
“We look forward to hosting such a prestigious event and crowning the 2021 champion.”
Luis Araújo, President of Turismo de Portugal, has added: “The Portugal Masters is of great importance for the tourism sector in Portugal, providing great media exposure of the whole country. It confirms that Portugal continues to be an excellent destination for all golfers, and an international presence in terms of major sporting events. This is a very prestigious competition, and it will be an important moment to showcase the international prestige of our country.”
Dom Pedro Victoria is one of five golf courses within the Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection. For more information visit: www.dompedrogolf.com.