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Oman inks deal to secure European Tour status until 2021

European Tour and Oman Golf Committee announces partnership ensuring the Oman Open will be played at the Al Mouj Golf

Oman inks deal to secure European Tour status until 2021
The Oman Golf Committee took over the role of promoter for the Oman Open this year with a mandate to grow the game of golf and the tournament.

The European Tour and Oman Golf Committee has announced a three-year partnership ensuring the Oman Open will be played at the Al Mouj Golf in Muscat until 2021.          

The Oman Golf Committee took over the role of promoter for the Oman Open this year with a mandate to grow the game of golf and the tournament.

American Kurt Kitayama produced a remarkable comeback to win his second European Tour title of the Race to Dubai season at the Oman Open in February and the tournament is set to be part of the European Tour’s Middle East swing from February 27 – March 1, 2020.

Al Mouj Golf had previously played host to the European Challenge Tour between 2013 and 2017.

Dr Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy, Minister of Oil and Gas and honorary chairman of the Oman Golf Committee, said: “I am very pleased to see the continual growth of the Oman Open, growth which would not have been possible without the trust and support of the many sponsors involved.

“Together we have built a world class event that we can all be very proud of, an event that will not only encourage the growth of golf in the Sultanate but that also shows that Oman is a beautiful destination for tourists and an attractive destination for investors.”

Keith Waters, director of International Policy and chief operating officer at the European Tour, added: “The European Tour is delighted with the expansion of the Oman Open and the commitment of the sultanate of Oman to host and support the event for a further three years.

“Our players thoroughly enjoy this event and to have the Oman Golf Committee as the promoter, working with the Oman Golf Association, it is fantastic and will go a long way in further strengthening this tournament."

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