September 9, 2021
Portugal Masters was added to the 2021 European Tour schedule, which will take place in Vilamoura, from 4-7 November.
One of the most popular tournaments on the European golf tour returns to the Algarve. Vilamoura, in the central Algarve, once again plays host to this prestigious event, now taking place 4-7 November at the Dom Pedro Victoria Course.
All parts involved were delighted to come to an agreement for Portugal Masters to be part of the 2021 European Tour schedule once again, after being part of it for so many years. The €1.5million event was originally due to take place at the end of April but was postponed due to travel difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has now been rescheduled for November 4-7, replacing the Volvo China Open which, due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic, will be played as a national event only this year and will not be sanctioned by the European Tour.
As we can read in the events site, Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European Tour, said: “We are delighted to confirm the rescheduled Portugal Masters as we continue to reshape the end of our season following yesterday’s announcement of the Mallorca Golf Open. Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course has been a popular venue with our players, and it has produced plenty of drama, so we are very pleased to be able to return for the 15th year in a row. We are grateful to the venue for accommodating us at a busy time of the year and to Turismo de Portugal for their long-term support of this tournament.”
Stefano Saviotti, Chairman of Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection, as also had his say: “The Portugal Masters is an incredibly important showcase of golf in The Algarve, and we are delighted to once again welcome some of the world’s finest golfers to the Dom Pedro Victoria Course.
“After a difficult period, the European Tour’s return to our facilities enables us to demonstrate why Vilamoura and Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection has a reputation as one of Europe’s most sought after golf destinations. We look forward to hosting such a prestigious event and crowning the 2021 champion.”
Luis Araújo, President of Turismo de Portugal, as also said that “The Portugal Masters is of great importance for the tourism sector in Portugal, providing great media exposure of the whole country. It confirms that Portugal continues to be an excellent destination for all golfers, and an international presence in terms of major sporting events. This is a very prestigious competition, and it will be an important moment to showcase the international prestige of our country.”
The Portugal Masters recognizes the quality of the golf facilities and tourism infrastructures that now exists in Portugal, enabling the country to welcome the elite of golf professionals and world-wide coverage by the international press.
For more information, visit the European Tour website.