DP World Tour 2024: What’s in store?

The 2024 DP World Tour season will see more prize money, more champions and a blockbuster first-ever play-off double-header. Here are the details.

What’s new?

The DP World Tour in 2024 will see a brand new play-off double-header to finish the season. Two Play-Offs will be played in November in the United Arab Emirates, where the year’s number one player will be crowned.

The Abu Dhabi Championship has moved from its usual January date to become the penultimate event and the first DP World Tour Play-Off, featuring the leading 70 players on the Race to Dubai rankings.

The top 50 at the end of that event will then qualify for the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, played in Dubai on November 14-17. Nicolai Hojgaard won the 2023 tournament, with Rory McIlroy finishing as the season’s number one golfer for the fifth time.

Rory & Nicolai

Events & prize money

There will be 45 events on this season’s Race to Dubai played in 24 countries, with an increased overall prize fund. The Race to Dubai is the season-long race to crown the DP World Tour’s number one player. Players will be competing for a fund of $148.5m (not including the majors).

Global Swings

The golf calendar will feature three new phases:

1: Five Global Swings – November 2023 to August 2024.

2: The Back 9 – Nine of the DP World Tour’s most historic tournaments and national Opens – from September 2024 to October 2024.

3: Two DP World Tour Play-Offs – the Abu Dhabi Championship and the DP World Tour Championship – November 2024.

DP championship

Each of the five Global Swings (outlined below) will have its own individual rankings and champion who will each earn $200,000 from a $1m bonus fund. The champions of each Swing will qualify for all of the Back 9 events. The five Swings will also offer qualification into the first three Rolex Series events.

First event of 2024

The six tournaments that make up the Opening Swing have already been played, so the first tournament of 2024 will be the opening event of the International Swing – the Dubai Invitational at Dubai Creek from January 11-14.

The Opening Swing champion was Australia’s Min Woo Lee who won the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship and came third at the ISPS Handa Australian Open, both in played November. That put him first on both the Race to Dubai and Opening Swing rankings.

MWL Wins

When are the Rolex Series events?

There will be five Rolex Series events – the top category of events on the DP World Tour with the most prize money and ranking points.

Hero Dubai Desert Classic – Emirates GC, January 18-21
Genesis Scottish Open – Renaissance Club, July 11-14
BMW PGA Championship – Wentworth, September 19-22
Abu Dhabi Championship – Yas Links, November 7-10
DP World Tour Championship – Jumeirah Golf Estates, November 14-17

When are the men’s Majors?

The Masters – April 11-14, Augusta National
U.S. PGA Championship – May 16-19, Valhalla
U.S. Open – June 13-16, Pinehurst GC
The Open – July 18-21, Royal Troon

Golf at the 2024 Olympic Games

Golf Olympics

The 2024 Paris Olympic Games golf competition will take place from August 1-4 at Le Golf National, with a field of 60 men competing.

DP World Tour 2024 schedule

International Swing
January 11-14 2024 – Dubai Invitational (Dubai Creek Resort, Dubai, UAE)
January 18-21 – Hero Dubai Desert Classic (Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE)
January 25-28 – Ras Al Khaimah Championship (Al Hamra GC, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE)
February 1-4 – Bahrain Championship (Royal GC, Kingdom of Bahrain)
February 22-25 – Magical Kenya Open (Muthaiga GC, Nairobi, Kenya)
February 29-March 3 – SDC Championship (TBC, South Africa)
March 7-10 – Jonsson Workwear Open (TBC, South Africa)

Asian Swing
March 21-24 – Singapore Classic (Laguna National Golf Resort Club, Singapore)
March 28-31 – Asian Event TBA (TBC)
April 11-14 – The Masters (Augusta National GC, Augusta, Georgia, USA)
April 18-21 – Korea Championship (Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, Incheon, South Korea)
April 25-28 – ISPS HANDA – CHAMPIONSHIP (Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba Course, Japan)
May 2-5 – Volvo China Open (Hidden Grace GC, Shenzhen, China)
May 16-19 – PGA Championship (Valhalla GC, Louisville, Kentucky, USA)

European Swing
May 23-26 – Soudal Open (Rinkven International GC, Antwerp, Belgium)
May 30-June 2 – European Open (Green Eagle Golf Courses, Hamburg, Germany)
June 6-9 – Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed (TBC, Sweden)
June 13-16 – US Open (Pinehurst Resort & CC, Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA)
June 20-23 – KLM Open (The International, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
June 27-30 – Italian Open (TBC, Italy)
July 4-7 – BMW International Open (Golfclub München Eichenried, Munich, Germany)

Closing Swing
July 11-14 – Genesis Scottish Open (The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland)
July 11-14 – Event TBA (TBC, USA)
July 18-21 – The 152nd Open (Royal Troon GC, Ayrshire, Scotland)
July 18-21 – Barracuda Championship (Tahoe Mt. Club, Truckee, California, USA)
August 1-4 – Olympic Men’s Golf Competition (Le Golf National, Paris, France)
August 15-18 – D+D Real Czech Masters (Albatross Golf Resort, Prague, Czech Republic)
August 22-25 – Danish Golf Championship (Lübker Golf Resort, Aarhus, Denmark)

The Back 9
August 29-September 1 – Betfred British Masters hosted by Sir Nick Faldo (The Belfry, England)
September 5-8 – Omega European Masters (Crans-sur-Sierre GC, Crans Montana, Switzerland)
September 12-15 – Horizon Irish Open (Royal County Down GC, Newcastle, Northern Ireland)
September 19-22 – BMW PGA Championship (Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England)
September 26-29 – Acciona Open de España (Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Spain)
October 3-6 – Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Old Course St Andrews, Carnoustie & Kingsbarns, Scotland)
October 10-13 – Open de France (Le Golf National, Paris, France)
October 17-20 – Andalucia Masters (Real Club de Golf Sotogrande, San Roque, Andalucia, Spain)
October 24-27 – Event TBA (TBC)

DP World Tour Play-Offs
November 7-10 – Abu Dhabi Championship (Yas Links, Abu Dhabi, UAE)
November 14-17 – DP World Tour Championship (Jumeirah Golf Estates, Earth Course, Dubai, UAE)

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