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Which formats are played on the Legends Tour?

Which formats are played on the Legends Tour?

During a season on the over-50s circuit the experienced professionals play many different formats.

Jarmo Sandelin and Ryan Howson

Predominantly Legends Tour tournaments are strokeplay events contested over three days, where the player who takes the fewest strokes to complete 54 holes is crowned as champion.

But as part of the European Tour’s drive to innovate, there are a number of unique events on the Legends Tour's International Schedule which are different to traditional golf tournaments.

In 2019 the Jordan Mixed Open presented by Ayla became the first professional golf tournament to bring male, female and senior golfers together in one field to compete for the same prize.

Borja Virto, Barry Lane and Olivia Cowan

A total of 40 players from each of the Challenge Tour, the Legends Tour and the Ladies European Tour, as well as three high-level amateur golfers, made up the 123-player field who played over 54 holes for one trophy.

Players from the respective Tours competed from different tees – Challenge Tour players faced a 7,100-yard course, Legends Tour players took on approximately 6,601 yards and Ladies European Tour players were up against approximately 6,139 yards.

At many Legends Tour events an Alliance Format is played. As part of this format, all three competition days see amateur golfers paired-up with the professionals while they are playing their rounds.