July 10, 2008 / 1:34 PM / 10 years ago

Golf-Czech Open back on European Tour schedule

LOCH LOMOND, Scotland, July 10 (Reuters) - The Czech Republic will next year host a European Tour event for the first time since 1997.

The Czech Open, worth 2.5 million euros ($3.93 million), is to be played at the Miguel Angel Jimenez-designed Prosper Golf Resort in Celadna from July 30 to Aug. 2.

“We would like to express our thanks to the Czech Golf Federation and the Prosper Golf Club for their support and co-operation in bringing the tour back to the Czech Republic,” the European Tour’s director of international policy Keith Waters said in a news release on Thursday.

The Czech Open was last played 11 years ago when twice U.S. Masters champion Bernhard Langer secured a four-stroke victory at the Prague Karlstein Golf Club.

Spaniard Jimenez won the tour’s flagship event, the PGA Championship, at Wentworth in May.

Editing by Alan Baldwin

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