Golf's European Tour, LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour (LET) will go head to head in a mixed tournament at the ISPS Handa World Invitational in Northern Ireland this year.
The event, which will see 288 people compete, made up of 144 men and 144 women, has seen its status rise to that of the European Tour following an inaugural edition on the European Challenge Tour in 2019.
Golf management company Modest!, founded by singer Niall Horan, will take charge of the event that will be played over two courses, Galgorm Castle and Massereene from July 28 to August 1.
“We are excited to once again work alongside ISPS Handa and Modest! Golf Management, both of whom share our vision of driving golf further through innovation and inclusivity," said Keith Pelley, chief executive of the European Tour.
“Galgorm Castle was a hugely popular addition to our Race to Dubai schedule in 2020 and we are all looking forward to returning there in July.”
The women’s field will be split equally between both the LPGA and the Ladies European Tour, while the US$2.35 million prize will be divided evenly as the men and women compete for two equal funds.
The men’s tournament will count towards the European Tour’s Race to Dubai and provide Team Europe Ryder Cup points, whereas the women’s tournament will count towards the Race to the CME Globe for women on the LPGA Tour, the Race to Costa del Sol on the LET and Solheim Cup points for both Team Europe and Team USA.
Author: Jake Wilkin