The European season ends one week and begins the next in South Africa
WORLD TOUR DP
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa.
Course: Randpark GC. Yardage: 7,506. normal: 71.
Prize money: R17.5 million. Winner’s share: R 2.9 million.
Television: Thursday to Friday, 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday to Sunday, 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Joachim B. Hansen.
Champion of the race in Dubai: Collin Morikawa.
Last week: Collin Morikawa won the DP World Tour Championship.
Notes: This begins the new season of the DP World Tour, formerly known as the European Tour. It comes a week after Collin Morikawa won the race in Dubai to finish last season. … The Johannesburg Open is the first event in the British Open qualifying series. The top three top 10 players who are not already exempt will earn a spot in St. Andrews next summer. … This is the first of six tournaments in South Africa that are part of the European Tour program this season. … Richard Sterne is a two-time Johannesburg Open winner and is on the pitch. Charl Schwartzel is also a double winner. He does not play. … Dylan Frittelli is playing in his homeland after missing the cup last week in the RSM Classic at Sea Island. … This is the first of three consecutive South African events co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour. … Five of the previous 13 winners were from outside South Africa, including the last two in a row, Joachim B. Hansen from Denmark and Shubhankar Sharma from India.
Next week: Open SA Championship.
Last week: Talor Gooch won the RSM Classic.
Next week: Hero World Challenge.
FedEx Cup Leader: Talor Gooch.
Last week: Jin Young Ko won the CME Group Tour Championship.
Next tournament: End of season.
CME Globe Race Winner: Jin Young Ko.
Japan golf tour: Casio World Open, Kochi Kuroshio CC, Kochi, Japan. Defending champion: KT Kim. Online: https://www.jgto.org/
Women’s European Tour: Andalusia Costa Del Sol Spanish Open, Los Naranjos GC, Marbella, Spain. Defending champion: Emily Kristine Pederson. Television: Thursday to Friday, 8:30 am to 11:30 am (Golf Channel); From Saturday to Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Golf Channel). Online: https://ladieseuropeantour.com/
Japan LPGA: JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup, Miyazaki CC, Miyazaki, Japan. Defending champion: Erika Hara. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp/en/
Asian Tour: Blue Canyon Phuket Championship, Blue Canyon CC (Canyon), Phuket, Thailand. Defending champion: new event. Television: Thursday to Friday, 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, from midnight to 4 a.m. (Golf Channel). Online: https://www.asiatour.com/