The Porsche European Open will take place next week from Saturday, June 5 to Monday, June 7. The decision to postpone the European Tour tournament for two days with three rounds and a shortage of 56 holes was inevitable following the German government’s decision to designate Great Britain as a virus variant zone last weekend. This was not possible for most people entering Germany at the planned time.
Porsche European Open Postponed Open
Due to the rules that came into force over the weekend, nearly a third of the planned 156-player field, with an equal number of Caddies and a considerable number of European tour staff, were not able to enter Germany. The mandatory quarantine period is at least ten days outside the UK. During and after the Made in Himmerland tournament in Denmark this week, postponing the start date to two days will allow the vast majority of affected people to spend the necessary time outside the UK. After that they will be able to travel to Germany in the middle of the coming week.
The postponement enables the tournament to be held and also has no effect on the high-class field of players. It is led by English defending champions Paul Casey and Abraham Ancer of Mexico, who are currently in the top 20 of the world rankings, as well as Germany’s leading champion Martin Kemer and Sweden’s Heinrich Stenson.
Tournament director Dirk Glittenberg can also look positively to the upcoming tournament week after intense planning over the past few days. “It was a huge effort from everyone involved, which was crowned with success: The Porsche European Open can be held this year. I can only thank everyone who has done it in the least time and the biggest pressure Made it possible. Golf fans can expect a great tournament after it was canceled last year. “
Keith Pelley: “Thanks for the flexibility, understanding and unwavering support”
“The significant changes in travel announced last week have made it impossible for us to start the Porsche European Open without going according to plan without affecting the integrity of the field and the tournament,” says Keith Pele, Chief Executive of the European Tour. .
“So we are very grateful to everyone involved, especially to the title partner Porsche and promoters for the U.COM event for their flexibility, their understanding and their unwavering support in making these fundamental changes shortly before the tournament. , While a large part of the infrastructure was already in place. This has made it possible for us to not only offer our members the most important gaming opportunities as possible, but to make this prestigious event in Germany and our worldwide television audience appropriately Has also made it possible to present.
Those responsible are also working intensively on the possibility of enabling viewers to experience the Porsche European Open on site. The exchange with the officials is positive and there is a lot of hope in the coming days.
(Text: Porsche European Open)