EDDIE Pepperell will be able to return to competitive golf in July after the European Tour announced a run of six successive events in the UK.

The Abingdon golfer told the Oxford Mail earlier this month he would skip the US PGA Championship, scheduled for August 6-9, in favour of events closer to home.

And there will be no shortage of action on the European Tour, which has been suspended since early March.

It begins with a 'UK Swing', due to be held behind closed doors.

  • July 22-25: British Masters, Close House GC (Newcastle)
  • July 30-August 2: English Open, Marriott Forest of Arden (Birmingham)
  • August 6-9: English Championship, Marriott Hanbury Manor (Hertfordshire)
  • August 13-16: Celtic Classic, Celtic Manor (Newport)
  • August 20-23: Wales Open, Celtic Manor (Newport)
  • August 27-30: UK Championship, The Belfry (Birmingham)

Keith Pelley, chief executive of the European Tour, said: "As golf's global tour, diversity is ordinarily one of our biggest strengths, but in this instance it has become one of our biggest challenges.

"Initially, therefore, based on the expert guidance we received, playing in clusters, in one territory, is the best option in terms of testing, travel and accommodation."

Four Rolex Series events have also been announced, with the Scottish Open and PGA Championship in back-to-back weeks in October, while the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa and Dubai's World Tour Championship will take place in December.

While the Race To Dubai will still see a champion named in December, the European Tour's committee has decided that no player will lose his card this year, nor will there be any formal graduations from the Challenge Tour.