Absent from the European Tour calendar since December 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open will be one of the first major dates of the 2023 season, which will start at the end of November in South Africa just after the 2022 final in Dubai.
The tournament will be played for the first time at Mont Choisy.
AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, results
This is the great return of the Mauritian tournament, deprived of high-level golf since the start of the pandemic linked to Covid-19.
Organized for the last time from December 5 to 8, 2019 in Bel Ombre on the Heritage Golf Club, the AfrAsia Mauritius Bank Open saw the Dane Rasmus Højgaard win in play-off against the Italian Renato Paratore and the French Antoine Rosner.
The DP World Tour and the Sunshine Tour are taking the opportunity to innovate and announce that the tournament will no longer be held in Anahita or Bel Ombre but on the sublime Mont Choisy route, located in the north of the island.
This 2022 edition counting for the 2023 season of the European Tour will be held from December 15 to 18, 2022. She will come here to conclude a series of four consecutive meetings co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour, the very top South African professional circuit.
The 2023 season of the DP World Tour will start in Johannesburg (South Africa) the week following the DP World Tour Championship (November 17-20) bringing together the 50 best golfers in the ranking (ex-Race) and scheduled as usual on the Earth Course of the Jumeirah Golf Estates.
The Republic of Mauritius, also referred to in Italian as Mauritius is a state island of Africa; it is located in the southwestern Indian Ocean 550 km east of Madagascar. In addition to the main island of the same name, it also includes the Agalega, Cargados Carajos and Rodrigues islands.
Mauritius is geographically part of the Mascarene Islands archipelago, which also includes the French overseas territory of Reunion, about 200 km to the southwest. Mauritius does not have an official language; however, being a former colony of the United Kingdom, from which it gained independence in 1968, the language used in parliamentary proceedings is English, although the most widely spoken is Mauritian Creole, largely based on French with English, South African and Indian influences .
Just under 4% of the population, on the other hand, is pure French-speaking. There is no state religion, but the most practiced is Hinduism, by more than half of the population, about 70% of Indian origin descending from workers sent there under the British Empire in a regime of debt servitude. It is the only African country with a Hindu majority.