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The European Tour is part of the PGA European Tour , which has two other tours under its umbrella, the European Seniors Tour and the Challenge Tour. It is based in Virginia Water in Surrey, England at the Wentworth Club.

The European Tour was established by the Professional Golfers Association in Britain . However, they relinquished their responsibility and handed over the control to an independent PGA European Tour organization in 1984. Previously, most of the tournaments on the tour were held in Europe but in nowadays they are held all across the world.

Most of the tournaments on the European Tour that take place in Europe are played on the western side. The most lucrative among them are France, Britain, Spain and Germany. Only the Cadillac Russian Open takes place in Eastern Europe . Currently there are 51 tournaments taking place on the European Tour . Here is a list of tournaments which fall under it.

Golf Tournament – Europe Tours 2012-13

Scheduled DateGolf Tournament NameCity/LocationCountry
European Tour Schedule 2012
22-25 November 2012DP World Tour Championship DubaiJumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai UAE
22-25 November 2012DP World Tour Championship Dubai - HospitalityJumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai UAE
6 - 9 December 2012The Nelson Mandela ChampionshipRoyal Durban Country Club South Africa
13 - 16 December 2012Alfred Dunhill ChampionshipLeopard Creek CC in Malelane South Africa
European Tour Schedule 2013
10 - 13 January 2013Volvo Golf ChampionshipDurban Country Club South Africa
17 - 20 January 2013Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf ChampionshipAbu Dhabi Golf Club United Arab Emirates
23 - 26 January 2013Commercialbank Qatar MastersDoha Golf Club Qatar
31 January - 3 February 2013Omega Dubai Desert ClassicEmirates Golf Club United Arab Emirates
7 - 10 February 2013Joburg OpenRoyal Johannesburg and Kensington South Africa
14 - 17 February 2013Africa OpenEast London Golf Club South Africa
28 February to 3 March 2013Tshwane OpenCopperleaf Golf Club in Centurion South Africa
20 - 24 February 2013WGC - Accenture Match Play ChampionshipRitz-Carlton Golf Club in Arizona USA
7 - 10 March 2013WGC - Cadillac ChampionshipDoral Golf Resort and Spa in Florida USA
14 - 17 March 2013Avantha MastersTo be confirmed India
21 - 24 March 2013Maybank Malaysian OpenKuala Lumpur G&CC Malaysia
28 - 31 March 2013Trophee Hassan IIGolf du Palais Royal & De L'Ocean in Agadir Morocco
11 - 14 April 2013Masters TournamentAugusta National-Georgia USA
18 - 21 April 2013Reale Seguros Open De EspanaTo be confirmed Spain
25 - 28 April 2013Ballantine's ChampionshipBlackstone GC- Icheon in Seoul South Korea
2 - 5 May 2013Volvo China OpenBinhai Lake Golf Club in Tianjin China
23 - 26 May 2013BMW PGA ChampionshipWentworth Club in Surrey England
23 - 26 May 2013BMW PGA Championship HospitalityWentworth Club in Surrey England
27 - 30 June 2013The Irish OpenCarton House in Dublin Ireland
27 - 30 June 2013The Irish Open - HospitalityCarton House in Dublin Ireland
11 - 14 July 2013Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish OpenCastle Stuart Golf Links Inverness
11 - 14 July 2013Aberdeen Asset Managment Scottish Open - HospitalityCastle Stuart Golf Links Inverness
26 - 29 September 2012Alfred Dunhill Links ChampionshipSt Andrews/Kingbarns in Scotland UK