European Tour heads to Moscow


European TourMOSCOW -- The European Tour heads to Russia this week for the Russian Open Golf Championship.
This event started in 1996 as part of the Challenge Tour, but became a duel- ranking event in 2003.
Last year, Per-Ulrik Johansson fired four rounds in the 60s to cruise to a six-shot win over Robert-Jan Derksen. The win was Johansson's sixth on the European Tour.
The tournament gets a break on the schedule this year as the last two years it was held opposite big events. Last year, the tournament played opposite the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the year before it was played opposite the PGA Championship.
The only winner from this year's European Tour schedule in the field this week is Indian Masters champ S.S.P. Chowrasia. Past winners on the European Tour such as Jose Manuel Lara, Markus Brier, Mads Vibe-Hastrup and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano will also tee it up this week.
GOLF CHANNEL has three hours of coverage all four days.
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