EDDIE Pepperell has welcomed the relaunch of the European Tour’s season, although the scale of restrictions will determine how much he plays.

A sequence of six events in England and Wales in as many weeks from late July has been announced.

It will mark the return of a Tour which has been suspended for almost three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With some doubts over which international travel restrictions will be in place later this summer, the decision was made to have a run of tournaments in the same country.

And Abingdon’s Pepperell, who had already planned to skip the US PGA Championship, scheduled for August 6-9, in favour of events closer to home, fully intends to be in the field at the British Masters on July 22.

He said: “I think it’s a positive step forward.

“It’s still a while away, but it gives you something to work towards.

“I will really only start thinking about it two or three weeks beforehand.”

Playing six events in a row would be a challenge, even with the limited travel.

But the 29-year-old is keen to find out more before committing himself to which of the following five tournaments he attends.

He said: “I don’t know what the stipulations are going to be.

“I want to play, but if they don’t let you leave the site at any point I shouldn’t think I will enjoy that very much.

“I want to play when I have some freedom and at that point we are hoping as a country to have restaurants back open.

“If it mirrors in some way what the rest of the population is doing, I will do it.”

Four Rolex Series events have also been announced, finishing with Dubai’s World Tour Championship in December.

While there will still see a champion named in December, the European Tour’s committee has decided that no player will lose his card this year.