• Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course will host the event from October 27-30
• It will be the 16th consecutive edition of the tourname
• Event follows three consecutive weeks in Spain
The Portugal Masters has been added to the DP World Tour’s 2022 schedule, with the event confirmed to take place from October 27-30 at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, in Vilamoura.
It will be the 16th consecutive edition of the tournament which became part of the DP World Tour in 2007, that has been held on the Dom Pedro Victoria Course since its first edition.
The €1.75 million event will conclude a four-event late season ‘Iberian Swing’, with the Portugal Masters following three consecutive weeks in Spain comprising the acciona Open de Espana presented by Madrid (October 6-9), Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters (October 13-16) and the Mallorca Golf Open (October 20-23).
Last year, Belgium’s Thomas Pieters became the 14th different winner of the Portugal Masters with a two-stroke victory at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course.
The former Ryder Cup player closed with a round of 68 to hold off the challenges of France’s Matthieu Pavon and Danish pair Lucas Bjerregaard - the 2017 champion - and Nicolai Højgaard, who surged through the field with a final round 64.
It was Pieters’s fifth DP World Tour title and the 30-year-old went on to add a sixth just two months later when he claimed a maiden Rolex Series title at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January.
Ben Cowen, Chief Tournament Business Officer for the DP World Tour, said: “Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course has provided plenty of drama and excitement over the years, we so we are delighted to be returning for the 16th consecutive staging of the Portugal Masters.
“We appreciate Turismo de Portugal’s long-term support of this tournament, which showcases Portugal to our global audience.”
Stefano Saviotti, Chairman of Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection, said: “The Portugal Masters is an extremely important showcase of golf in the Algarve and we are pleased to welcome the world’s finest golfers to the Dom Pedro Victoria Course, in Vilamoura.
“This has been a great year for Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection, and to host the DP World Tour Tour once more in our golf course and hotels, allows us to confirm why Vilamoura has a reputation as one of Europe’s most requested golf destinations. We look forward to hosting such a notable event and crowning the 2022 champion.”
Luis Araújo, President of Turismo de Portugal, said: “Portugal has been consolidating its international prestige as a premium golf destination, which is mainly down to the quality and diversity of courses offered throughout the country.
“The numerous awards and distinctions that we have collected only serves to confirm this, and the confidence that the DP World Tour places in the country takes on a special importance. In each of the last 15 years, Portugal has hosted one of the tournaments on the Tour’s calendar, Portugal Masters.
“To once again host this internationally renowned event confirms that Portugal not only has the perfect conditions for casual golfers to play and practice, but also the capacity and facilities to host professional events of the highest international standard.”
“The 16th edition of Portugal Masters attests to the continuous commitment of all of the tournament’s partners, Turismo de Portugal as well as the regional entities and companies in the Algarve, all sharing the same vision in pursuit of a product of excellence.”
Dom Pedro Victoria is one of five premium golf courses within the Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection. For more information visit: www.dompedrogolf.com.