Journey to Greatness

Tapio Pulkkanen

All You Need To Know

  • The Challenge Tour was first established in 1989.
  • The first winner of the Challenge Tour Rankings was England's Neal Briggs.  
  • Since that first season many of the world's finest players have competed on what is now widely considered to be Europe's top developmental tour: Thomas Bjørn (1995), Justin Rose (1999), Ian Poulter (1999), Henrik Stenson (2000), Louis Oosthuizen (2003), Branden Grace (2007-8), Tommy Fleetwood (2011) and Brooks Koepka (2013).
  • The top 15 in the Order of Merit at the end of the season all earn promotion to the European Tour.  
  • The Challenge Tour Rankings winner receives a Challenge Tour Rankings Silver Salver (first awarded in 2009), and Category 13 Membership of the European Tour. 

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  • Jacob Okello receives a pay cheque after the 1998 Kenya Open
  • Jacob Okello in action in a play-off in 1998
  • Kenya Open Logo - 50th Anniversary
  • Maurice Bembridge
  • Edoardo Molinari in action in The Ryder Cup
  • Edoardo Molinari
  • Kunming Yulongwan Golf Club
  • Ian Woosnam
  • Trevor Immelman
  • Concra Wood Golf Club
  • Golf International de Pont Royal
  • Valle Romano Golf
  • Prague City Golf Club
  • Prague City Golf Club
  • Hauts de France Golf Open - Tented Village
  • Max Schmitt (credit Stefan Heigl)
  • Max Schmitt (credit Stefan Heigl)
  • Axel Boasson
  • Axel Boasson
  • Minkyu Kim (credit PGA EuroPro Tour, Jamie McPhillimy)

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