The Legends Tour 2024 starts from Barbados

Currently, there are 17 events scheduled, with the last one being held on the island of Mauritius (MCB Tour Championship, December 6th-8th), although the number of events may increase as the season progresses

by Andrea Gussoni
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The Legends Tour 2024 starts from Barbados
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The 2024 season of the Legends Tour, the European circuit reserved for players over 50, kicks off from the Barbados Islands with the Barbados Legends hosted by Ian Woosnam, taking place over 54 holes from May 3rd to 5th. Emanuele Canonica will be competing on the course at Apes Hill resort in Saint James.

Legends Tour, schedule

Currently, there are 17 events scheduled, with the last one being held on the island of Mauritius (MCB Tour Championship, December 6th-8th), although the number of events may increase as the season progresses.

In the field, we have Ian Woosnam, the Welsh champion and promoter of the event, along with the top three finishers in last year's money list: Englishman Peter Baker, Brazilian Adilson Da Silva, and South African James Kingston.

Joining them are Argentine Angel Cabrera and New Zealander Michael Campbell, both Major winners like Woosnam, as well as Englishmen Phillip Archer and Philip Golding, Swedes Patrik Sjoland and Michael Jonzon, Spaniards Miguel Angel Martin and Santiago Luna, Welshman Phillip Price, Indian Jeev Milkha Singh, and Argentine José Coceres.

The European Senior Tour, currently known as the Legends Tour, is a professional golf tour catering to male golfers aged 50 and above, administered by the PGA European Tour. Originally named the Staysure Tour for the 2018 and 2019 seasons, following a sponsorship deal with the UK-based insurance company Staysure in December 2017, it was rebranded as the Legends Tour in 2020.

This change came after Ryan Howsam, founder and owner of Staysure, acquired majority ownership in a joint venture with the European Tour. The Tour's inception dates back to 1992, prompted by the advocacy of 60 leading professionals, five years after the inaugural Senior Open Championship in 1987.

Among the most prestigious events in Europe is the Senior British Open Championship, which is co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour Champions and, notably, was contested on the Old Course at St Andrews for the first time in 2018.

Additionally, the European Tour collaborates in sanctioning the Senior PGA Championship and the U.S. Senior Open. While prize money from the latter does not contribute to the Order of Merit, the former has been recognized as an official money event since 2007.

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