Tommy Fleetwood will participate for the sixth time in the European Tour tournament, having competed in the Algarve every year between 2012 and 2016.
«I am looking forward to returning to the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course. It is a beautiful area of the world and I have beautiful memories of when I played there in the past,” said Fleetwood.
«In 2020, I started well in the Race to Dubai, with two positive weeks in the Middle East, including a 2nd place tied behind Lee Westwood in Abu Dhabi. As with everyone else, my season was suspended shortly after, but I am focused on a strong conclusion of the season and I think the Portugal Masters will be the ideal place in Europe to face a good list of participants, before heading to the US Open the following week, ”he added.
The 14th edition of the Portugal Masters is part of the “Iberian Swing” of the European Tour. Play right after the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters, which ended last Sunday in Spain. The Open de Portugal at Royal Óbidos concludes this series next week.
The European Tour resumed its competitive activity in July with two “dual-ranking” events in Austria, and soon afterwards with the new six-week “UK Swing”, fulfilling the strategy of, whenever possible, holding events in succession in chosen regions, avoiding long trips whenever possible.
As with all the tournaments in the 2020 rectification calendar, the Portugal Masters will be subject to the European Tour Safety and Health Program (COVID-19 Health Strategy) and, consequently, spectators will not be allowed on the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course.
The Portugal Masters will also be covered by the new “Golf for Good” initiative of the European Tour, which aims to support the local communities where the European Circuit passes, honoring the true heroes, as key elements of the front line, at the same time that it intends promote the health benefits of golf.