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Egypt – two events to find an overall champion?

Pro Golf Tour 2017

As in 2015 and 2016 the Pro Golf Tour next year will start into the new season with two events in Egypt. The tournaments have been a guarantor for leading the tours’ ranking.


by Christian Langer

Ain Sokhna/ Egypt ˗ What’s the thing that Dutchman Reinier Saxton, German Philipp Mejow, Antoine Schwartz from France and Belgian Christopher Mivis in common? They all love wearing caps. But the main thing is that every one of them has won an event on the course of the Sokhna Golf Club in Ain Sokhna. And each had been the leader of the Pro Golf Tour Order of Merit, some ended as overall champion.

It seems like the Top 5 of the ranking can already be found at the very beginning of the season in Egypt. If this will also be the case next year, nobody can already say. But it’s not that improbable: The magnificent par-72 course requires the participants to play as good as they can. But well ondulated greens, beautiful lakes and the amazing scenery compensate the effort.

The next season will start with the Red Sea Egyptian Classic (17. - 19. January) and the Red Sea Ain Sokhna Classic (23. - 25. January). The deadline for both events, each endowed with 30.000 Euro prize money, is on December 14.