Portugal Golf – Tomás Bessa wins the Order of Merit of the PT Tour

Tomás Bessa, winner of the PT Tour. Tomás Bessa won the PT Tour Order of Merit 2023

Tomás Bessa won the Order of Merit of PT Tour

The last event of the PT Tour, won by Jamie Savage, saw Tomás Bessa winning the circuit’s Order of Merit.

The PT Tour final tournament, Optilink Tour Championship, took place at Dom Pedro Laguna, in Vilamoura, and was won by the Scottish golfer Jamie Savage, in a play-off against Vítor Lopes and Tomás Bessa.

After the 3 rounds of the Optilink Tour Championship, these 3 players were tied for first place, with an aggregate of 206 strokes (-10).

Tomás Bessa was eliminated from the play-off in the first hole after he hit his ball into a palm tree. Savage and Lopes halved the hole and went back to the tee three more times before Savage finally triumphed with a birdie and won the prize of 3,500 euros.

“There was a time on the back nine when I was up by two strokes, but then I missed a short putt and started to lose my confidence. Gladly, I was able to manage my emotions in the play-off and win”, revealed Jamie Savage, who underlined: “The weather was excellent and the event was extremely well organised”.

“Losing the play-off left a sour taste in my mouth”, said Vítor Lopes. The native of the Algarve was awarded 2,000 euros in prize money.

Tomás Bessa, who got the 1,500 euros allotted to third place in this event, remarked: “I am really glad to have won this Order of Merit. Overall, I won two tournaments and lost twice in the play-off”.

“Everything went wrong in my final round; I missed easy putts, misjudged the wind, and failed to capitalise the four-stroke lead I had from the second round”, he continued.

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Portugal Golf Holidays – Events in the Algarve during the month of February

Morgado Golf Course. Events in the Algarve during the month of February

Events in the Algarve

February will be full of entertainment in the popular golf holiday destination of the Algarve. We at Tee Times Golf Agency gathered some suggestions to enhance your golf holiday experience in the Algarve.

On February 3rd, to celebrate its 20th birthday, the Morgado Golf Course, in Portimão, will have a special draw in which all players who use the golf course that day can enter to win prizes. Two nights’ stay in a double room with half board, two green fees, and buggy rental are included in the coupons. On that day, the buggies will also have a special price, and all the golfers will receive a piece of cake at 3 pm.

From February 15 to 19, the 49th edition of the Algarve Tour by Bike will start in Portimão and will be concluded in Lagoa, passing by important Algarve cities like Lagos, Faro, Albufeira and Tavira.

Arguably one of the biggest events of the year in the Algarve, the Carnival of Loulé, near both Vilamoura and Quinta do Lago, returns after a two-year forced break due to the pandemic. It’s one of the best Carnival parades in the entire country and will take place from February 19 to 21.

In Silves, from February 10 to 12, the City Fair Silves Capital of Orange, where you’ll be able to enjoy wine, sweets, and regional products while listening to the music of popular Portuguese artists like José Cid. This is a great way to immerse yourself in the vibrant Portuguese culture.

From February 10 to 14, in Lagos, the project Lagos with Love will host some romantic activities to mark Valentine’s Day. From photo sessions to romantic walks by Lagos, there are many options to mark this special date.

The Algarve has some of the best golf courses in Europe and excellent hotels and resorts ready to provide you with unique golf holiday experiences. Book your golf holidays in the Algarve with Tee Times Golf Agency and enjoy this stunning Portuguese region that will make you want to come back as soon as possible.

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Portugal Golf – The Portugal Masters is returning to Vilamoura

The Portugal Masters is returning to Vilamoura. Vilamoura Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course

The Portugal Masters is returning to Vilamoura

The most prestigious tournament of golf in Portugal returns to the Dom Pedro Victoria golf course. The dates for the Portugal Masters 2022 have been set for October 27th-30th, with the Pro-Am taking place on the 26th and a prize money of 1.75 million euros.

This is the 16th year in a row that the popular golf holiday destination Vilamoura will host its major golf tournament, the only one in Portugal to be part of the so-called “first division” of European professional golf.

Since its establishment in 2007, it has been held annually at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, which was designed by the great Arnold Palmer.

The Portugal Masters is a testament to the high calibre of Portugal’s golf courses and tourist infrastructures, allowing it to attract golf’s most accomplished players. Due to the Portugal Masters’ prominence on the DP Tour’s European Circuit since 2007, the Algarve has been widely recognized as one of the world’s top golfing locations.

Around 40.000 people are expected to attend the Portugal Masters 2022. The tournament will receive extensive coverage from the international press.

With a score of 19 under par, Belgian golfer Thomas Pieters won the Portugal Masters in 2021, giving him his fifth title on the DP World Tour. In the end, Pieters had a two-stroke advantage over the runners-up, the Frenchman Matthieu Pavon, Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark, and the 2017 champion, Nicolai Hojgaard, also from Denmark.

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