The European Tour released its 45-tournament schedule on Sunday. Among the notable changes: six events in South Africa, including next month’s season-opening tournament, and new host venues that include Russia and Turkey.
Here is how the schedule will look:
Dec. 6-9, 2012: Nelson Mandela Championship, Royal Durban, South Africa
Dec. 13-16, 2012: Alfred Dunhill Championship Leopard Creek, South Africa
Jan. 10-13, 2013: Volvo Champions, Durban CC, South Africa
Jan. 17-20: Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, United Arab Emirates
Jan. 23-26: Commercialbank Qatar Masters, Doha
Jan. 31-Feb. 3: Omega Dubai Desert Classic, United Arab Emirates
Feb. 7-10: Joburg Open, Royal Jo'burg & Kensington, South Africa
Feb. 14-17: Africa Open, East London, South Africa
Feb. 21-24: WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Arizona, U.S.
Feb. 28-March 3: Mar Tshwane Open, Copperleaf Centurion, South Africa
March 7-10: WGC-Cadillac Championship, Doral, Florida, U.S.
March 14-17: Avantha Masters, Jaypee Greens Delhi, India
March 21-24: Maybank Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur
March 28-31: Trophée Hassan II. Royal, Agadir, Morocco
April 11-14: Masters Tournament, Augusta National, U.S.
April 18-21: Reale Seguros Open de Espana (course to be decided)
April 25-28: Ballantine's Championship, Blackstone, Seoul, South Korea
May 2-5: Volvo China Open, Binhai Lake, China
May 16-19: Volvo World Match Play Championship, Thracian Cliffs, Bulgaria
May 23-26: BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth, England
May 30-June 2: Jun Nordea Masters, Bro Hof Slott, Stockholm, Sweden
June 6-9: Lyoness Open, Diamond, Austria
June 13-16: U.S. Open, Merion, Pennsylvania, U.S.
June 13-16: Open Najeti Hotels, Aa Saint Omer, France
June 20-23: BMW International Open, Eichenried, Munich, Germany
June 27-30: Irish Open, Carton House, Co Kildare, Ireland
July 4-7: Alstom Open de France, Le Golf National, France
July 18-21: The Open Championship, Muirfield, Scotland
July 25-28: Russian Masters (course to be decided)
Aug. 1-4: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Firestone, Ohio, U.S.
Aug. 8-11: PGA Championship, Oak Hill, New York, U.S.
Aug. 22-25: Johnnie Walker Championship, Gleneagles, Scotland
Aug. 29-Sept. 1: ISPS Handa Wales Open, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales
Sept. 5-8: Omega European Masters, Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland
Sept. 12-15: KLM Open, Kennemer, Zandvoort, Netherlands
Sept. 19-22: Italian Open (course to be decided)
Sept. 26-29: Alfred Dunhill Links Ch'ship, St Andrews (host), Scotland
Oct. 3-6: Vivendi Seve Trophy (location to be decided)
Oct. 10-13: Portugal Masters (course to be decided)
Oct. 17-20: Perth International, Lake Karrinyup, Australia
Oct. 24-27: BMW Masters, Lake Malaren, Shanghai, China
Oct. 31-Nov. 3: WGC-HSBC Champions, Sheshan, China
Nov. 7-10: Turkish Open, Montgomerie Maxx Royal, Antalya
Nov. 14-17: DP World Tour Championship, Jumeirah Estates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates