The invention of “golf” is not quite clear, some say it started in the 1500’s in Scotland and some say the Netherlands in the 1400’s. But what is clear is that since the 19th century, Golf has rapidly grown in popularity.

So the growth of this massively popular game led to various matches but the current European Tour, which is now in its 47th season having started in 1972, is the highlight of the golf calendar.

This year marks the 2018 edition of the European Tour, and the Tour has already begun on the 26th of November 2017.

So far three tournaments have been played but there is still a long and exciting year of great golf ahead.

So before you continue playing your online real money pokies or Netflix all 10 seasons of your favourite soapie, check out the European tour dates and put them in your schedule.

Upcoming tournaments on the European Tour:

Completed tournaments:

Date      Tournament                                                       Host country      Winner

26 Nov  UBS Hong Kong Open                                     Hong Kong          Australia Wade Ormsby (1)          34

3 Dec     Australian PGA Championship                    Australia              Australia Cameron Smith (n/a)   23

3 Dec     AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open                      Mauritius             South Africa Dylan Frittelli (2)     17

Upcoming tournaments:

Date      Tournament                                                       Host country      Winner

10 Dec  Joburg Open                                                      South Africa

14 Jan   BMW SA Open                                                  South Africa

21 Jan   Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship        United Arab Emirates

28 Jan   Omega Dubai Desert Classic                         United Arab Emirates

4 Feb     Maybank Championship                                               Malaysia

11 Feb  ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth                 Australia

18 Feb  NBO Oman Golf Classic                                  Oman

25 Feb  Commercial Bank Qatar Masters               Qatar

4 Mar    WGC-Mexico Championship                       Mexico

4 Mar    Tshwane Open                                                  South Africa

11 Mar  Hero Indian Open                                            India

18 Mar  Philippines Golf Championship                   Philippines

25 Mar  WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play          United States

8 Apr     Masters Tournament                                     United States     (One of the top 4 golfing events)

22 Apr   Trophée Hassan II                                            Morocco

29 Apr   Volvo China Open                                            China

13 May Rocco Forte Open                                            Italy

20 May Belgian Knockout                                             Belgium

27 May BMW PGA Championship                             England

3 Jun     Italian Open                                                       Italy

10 Jun   Shot Clock Masters                                         Austria

17 Jun   U.S. Open                                                            United States     (One of the top 4 golfing events

24 Jun   BMW International Open                             Germany

1 Jul       HNA Open de France                                      France

8 Jul       Dubai Duty Free Irish Open                          Northern Ireland

15 Jul     Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open  Scotland

22 Jul     The Open Championship                              Scotland               (One of the top 4 golfing events)

29 Jul     Porsche European Open                                               Germany

5 Aug    WGC-Bridgestone Invitational                    United States

12 Aug  PGA Championship                                         United States     (One of the top 4 golfing events)

19 Aug  Nordea Masters                                               Sweden

26 Aug  D+D Real Czech Masters                               Czech Republic

2 Sep     Made in Denmark                                            Denmark

9 Sep     Omega European Masters                            Switzerland

16 Sep  KLM Open                                                           Netherlands

23 Sep  Portugal Masters                                             Portugal

7 Oct     Alfred Dunhill Links Championship           Scotland

14 Oct   British Masters                                                 England

21 Oct   Andalucía Valderrama Masters                  Spain

28 Oct   WGC-HSBC Champions                                  China

4 Nov    Turkish Airlines Open                                     Turkey

11 Nov  Nedbank Golf Challenge                                South Africa

18 Nov  DP World Tour Championship, Dubai       United Arab Emirates