The European Tour and Oman Golf has announced a three-year partnership ensuring the Oman Open will be played at Al Mouj Golf in the Sultanate until 2021.
The Oman Golf Committee took over the role of promoter for the Oman Open in 2019 with a mandate to grow the game of golf and the tournament.
American Kurt Kitayama won his second European Tour title of the Race to Dubai season at the Oman Open in February and the tournament is once again set to bolster the European Tour’s Middle East swing from in 2020.
While this year’s event marked only the second staging of the Oman Open, Al Mouj Golf is no stranger to hosting professional tournaments, having previously stage European Challenge Tour events between 2013 and 2017.
His Excellency Dr Mohammed Hamed Al Ruhmy, Minister of Oil and Gas and Honorary Chairman of the Oman Golf Committee, said: “I am very pleased to see the continual growth of the Oman Open, growth which would not have been possible without the trust and support of the many sponsors involved.Together we have built a world class event that we can all be very proud of, an event that will not only encourage the growth of golf in the Sultanate but that also shows that Oman is a beautiful destination for tourists and an attractive destination for investors.”
Keith Waters, Director of International Policy and Chief Operating Officer at the European Tour, added: “The European Tour is delighted with the expansion of the Oman Open and the commitment of the Sultanate of Oman to host and support the event for a further three years.Our players thoroughly enjoy this event and to have the Oman Golf Committee as the promoter, working with the Oman Golf Association, it is fantastic and will go a long way in further strengthening this tournament.
“We are thrilled to receive the support of the government and thankful for the vision which His Excellency Dr. Rumhy had more than seven years ago. Oman can be very proud that this vision has become reality in such an impressive journey and now has a long-term commitment to grow the Oman Open and golf in the country even further.”