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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 11-14: Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, Castle Stuart, Scotland

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

FINAL SERIES

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

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