European Tour

European Tour players to take part in virtual golf series

2020-05-05 10:38
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Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer are among the European Tour pros who will feature in the BMW Indoor Invitational tournament, a new virtual golf series.

The European Tour has partnered with TrackMan, a leading indoor golf simulator, to create a five-tournament series that will cover many of Europe's most iconic courses over the coming weeks.

All rounds will be played virtually using Trackman simulators, with every week offering a different 18-hole strokeplay tournament.

Joost Luiten, Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Bernd Wiesberger will also join the action from their homes as part of the series.

Players will compete between Monday and Wednesday each week, with highlights then shown on the European Tour's social media channels over the weekend.

Each tournament winner will receive $10 000 towards their chosen charity or relief fund.

Rufus Hack, the European Tour's Chief Content Officer, commented: "While the absolute priority for all of us has been, and continues to be, public health and well-being, we also recognise that golf fans are missing watching the leading players compete.

"Hopefully, the BMW Indoor Invitational powered by TrackMan can help fill the void and provide our fans with some entertainment across the next five weeks whilst also benefitting charities or relief funds which have been so essential in the battle against Coronavirus."

The action kicks off with St Andrews on 9 May, followed by Royal Portrush, where Shane Lowry won The Open Championship last year, in Week 2. The five-tournament campaign finishes with the Wentworth Club on 6 June.

Tournament schedule

Week 1: Saturday 9 May - St Andrews, Old Course

Week 2: Saturday 16 May - Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland

Week 3: Saturday 23 May - Golfclub München Eichenried

Week 4: Saturday 30 May - Real Club Valderrama

Week 5: Saturday 6 June - Wentworth Club

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