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Middle East to play pivotal role in LET’s record breaking 2021 Race to Costa Del Sol season

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By Kent Gray
Just as the Middle East plays a pivotal role in the beginning and end of the men’s European Tour season, the region will again play a decisive role in the outcome of the Ladies European Tour’s (LET) record-breaking 2021 campaign.

The €260,000 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic is the 23rd of 27 events in the just-released Race to Costa Del Sol schedule which will see the LETs membership play in 19 countries for a record €19 million prize fund.

Scheduled for The Faldo course at Emirates Golf Club from Nov. 4-7, the Moonlight Classic again precedes the Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund (Nov 4-7) and the final of the new, four-event Aramco Team Series. Both events at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City will carry US$1 million (€830,000) purses.

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The 2021 LET season will open at the South African Women’s Open in Cape Town from May 13-16. It is followed by the first of the Aramco Teams Series events in New York from May 27-29.  London (July 8-10) and Singapore (Oct. 7-9) will also host Aramco events. Other than Royal Greens, host clubs for the Golf Saudi-inspired series are “TBC” although all four will boast $1 million purses.

The 2021 Race to Costa Del Sol includes nine new events and will feature more than 200 hours of live TV coverage.

Click here for the full 2021 LET schedule.

Kent Gray

Editor of Golf Digest Middle East. Has written about golf since 1989 and owned a suspect short game even longer.

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