European Tour adds Kenya Savannah Classic to March schedule

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The European Tour has added an extra tournament to its March schedule with the Kenya Savannah Classic from March 23-26 set to make it a double-header in Nairobi for Europe’s elite next month.

With the Magical Kenya Open already confirmed for the week before, the Kenya Savannah Classic brings the ET schedule back to its original 42 tournament billing after the Oman Open was postponed. The tournament will offer a €1m prize fund and will be a welcome addition for players given the scarcity of opportunities in Europe so far this season.

“The addition of the Kenya Savannah Classic to our 2021 schedule offers vital playing opportunities for our members, while having two consecutive tournaments at Karen Country Club follows our strategy of playing in geographical clusters to reduce travelling as much as possible at the moment,” said Keith Pelley, the European Tour’s CEO.

“We are therefore grateful to the Kenyan Government, Kenya Open Golf Limited and Karen Country Club for their support, and after the postponement of the Magical Kenya Open in 2020, we look forward to visiting Kenya for two consecutive weeks this March.”Bottom of Form

Peter Kanyago, the chairman of the Kenya Open Golf Limited, added: “We were disappointed not to be able to play the Magical Kenya Open last year after it became a full European Tour event in 2019, but as we continue to prepare for this year’s tournament, we are now also very pleased to add a second event, the Kenya Savannah Classic.”

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