– Text: aicep Portugal Global
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The 2020 Portugal Masters, originally scheduled for October, will now take place from 10 to 13 September, at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura.
The Portuguese golf tournament is part of the corrective calendar for the Race to Dubai (European Tour).
The return to competition on the European Tour, following the suspension of the tournament on 8 March, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will take place for the week, with two consecutive events in Austria – the Austrian Open and the Euram Bank Open and will then continue with six UK Swing tournaments (in England and Wales), before returning to Continental Europe.
The Portugal Masters will follow the European Tour programme Health Strategy, developed by the Director of the Medical Department (Chief Medical Officer), Dr. Andrew Murray, resulting from exhaustive work with the Cingnpost health consultants, and also with the collaboration of health authorities in the 30 countries where the European Tour passes.
The 14th edition of the Portuguese tournament is also part of the new Golf for Good initiative, which aims to support communities that host stages of the European Tour.
Peter Adams, the Portugal Masters Championship Director said: “I must thank Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection and Turismo de Portugal for their support, which allowed the Portugal Masters to be rescheduled for September”.
Luís Araújo, the president of Turismo de Portugal, stressed: “Portugal has been asserting itself as an unmissable golf destination, which is due, above all, to the quality and diversity of courses offered throughout the country”.
“International recognition is achieved through the numerous awards and distinctions that we have been winning, the confidence that the country places on the European Tour taking on special importance. For the past 13 years Portugal has been the host of one of its most important tournaments, the Portugal Masters”, highlighted the president of Turismo de Portugal.
“Hosting this renowned competition, of worldwide projection, confirms, not only that Portugal has excellent conditions for the practice of golf, but also the capacity and professionalism in the organisation of events”, he added.
“In this particular year, the 14th edition of the Portugal Masters attests to the commitment of all partners: Turismo de Portugal, regional entities and companies, in the consolidation of a quality product, aligned with a new reality. 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, the president of FPG, stressed: “We are pleased to be able to guarantee the organisation of the Portugal Masters in September. Events like this are crucial for Portugal in these difficult times”.
“We must all be fully committed to the rapid recovery of golf tourism in the country and the Portugal Masters plays a fundamental role in establishing Portugal as one of the most important golf tourist destinations in the world”, said the president of FPG.
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