The 2006 European Tour International Schedule will begin in Shanghai, China, on November 10, 2005, and will comprise five tournaments – three in China and two in South Africa – before the end of the calendar year.
The new $5 million HSBC Champions tournament at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, co-sanctioned by The European Tour, the Asian Tour, the PGA Tour of Australasia and the Sunshine Tour, will set the ball rolling from 10-13 November.
The Volvo China Open at Shenzhen Golf Club in China, with a prize fund of $1.3 million, becomes the second event of the season from r 24-27 Novembe followed by the first of a new four year agreement with UBS to title sponsor the $1.2 million UBS Hong Kong Open at Hong Kong Golf Club, Fanling, from 1-4 December.
After that, the Tour moves to southern Africa for back-to-back weeks jointly sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour. The dunhill championship takes place at Leopard Creek, Mpumalanga, from 8-11 December and the South African Airways Open at Fancourt Golf Club from 15-18 December. Prize funds for both those events have yet to be confirmed.
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