The 2020 Portugal Masters, the only Portuguese tournament on the European Tour, the main European golf circuit, will take place from September 10 to 13 at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, in Vilamoura.
The most important Portuguese golf tournament is part of the race schedule for the Race to Dubai (Europan Tour), in that section after a series of six events in the United Kingdom.
The return to competition on the European Tour, after the suspension decreed on March 8, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will be carried out for the week, with two consecutive events in Austria – the Austrian Open and the Euram Bank Open -, and will continue with six UK Swing tournaments (in England and Wales), before returning to continental Europe.
The Portugal Masters will follow the program of the European Tour developed by the director of the medical department (Chief Medial Officer), Andrew Murray, resulting from an exhaustive work with the Cingnpost health consultants and with the collaboration of the health authorities of the 30 countries where he goes. circuit.
The 14th edition of the Portuguese tournament is also part of the new initiative «Golf for Good», whose objective is to support the communities that host stages of the European Tour, “paying homage to the true heroes, such as those who work on the front line, and striving to promote the benefits of golf. ”
"I must thank the Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection and Turismo de Portugal for their support, which allowed the Portugal Masters to be rescheduled for September," said Peter Adams, Portugal Masters director, quoted in a statement.
Luís Araújo, president of Turismo de Portugal, said that the event "confirms not only that Portugal has excellent conditions for golf practice, but also the capacity and professionalism in organizing events in the sport".
“The permanence in Portugal of a competition of this magnitude is also a message of hope to golfers from all over the world who visit us, and to national companies that, in good time, knew how to respond to the demands and expectations of a« Clean & Safe »destination ”, Concluded Luís Araújo.
Miguel Franco de Sousa, president of the Portuguese Golf Federation, underlined the commitment between all partners for “the rapid recovery of golf tourism in the country”, in which the Portugal Masters “plays a fundamental role”.
In 2019, Steven Brown won his first European Tour title in an exciting way, as he needed a strong end of season to maintain his rights to stay on the European Tour in 2020.
The Englishman ended with a single stroke less than South Africans Brandon Stone and Justin Walters.