European Tour visits popular PerryGolf destination Doha Golf Club

The European Tour continues its trek through the desert this week, stopping in Qatar for the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

The Doha Golf Club is a popular stop each year for the Tour’s professionals, who know they’ll enjoy ideal weather and a course in mint condition which offers plenty of scoring opportunities.

Eddie Pepperell is the defending champion and the tournament has produced a host of outstanding winners, including Branden Grace, Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Retief Goosen and Ernie Els.

Want to Play in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship?

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
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Well, you can! Hosted over four days from October 2-5, 2014 at three of Scotland’s most revered links courses, one amateur spot in the Championship is up for grabs…

Watch the Scottish Open on NBC

The 2013 and 2014 Scottish Opens will be televised on NBC, making them the first regular European Tour events televised on a  major United States TV broadcast network.  A two year agreement has been made between the Scottish Open’s title sponsor  Aberdeen Asset Management and NBC  in which NBC will broadcast two and a half hours of live coverage on the final two day’s play from Castle Stuart Golf Links in 2013 and Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, the venue for the 2014 Scottish Open.  This coverage will of course complement that from the Golf Channel, as this year’s Scottish Open starts this Thursday, July 11.

Video #12: Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Aberdeen, Scotland

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The club that would become Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland, was founded in 1780. It was a city club until 1888 when it relocated 2 miles up the coast to Balgownie. After 126 years, the world’s 6th oldest golf club will host the European Tour’s Scottish Open in 2014.  The pros will find what links lovers have known for years that there is no finer outward nine in the game as there is at Royal Aberdeen.

New Sponsor for Scottish Open

The Scottish Open will be held at Castle Stuart for at least the next two years after a major sponsor was found for the event.  Global investment management group, Aberdeen Asset Management, have agreed to sponsor the event for three years, with the first two definitely being held at the Highlands links course, with an option to continue for a third year.

The announcement was made at Edinburgh Castle at the weekend and is a major coup for the tournament as it was without a main sponsor until now after Barclays ended their 2013 association with the tournament, leaving serious doubt hanging over this year’s event.