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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 Challenge Tour Rankings at the end of the season all earn promotion to the European Tour.  
  • The winner of the Challenge Tour Rankings receives a Silver Salver (first awarded in 2009), and Category 13 Membership of the European Tour.
  • The Challenge Tour Rankings is a season-long competition spanning 24 tournaments in 16 countries.

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  • Eirik Tage Johansen with the Match Play 9 trophy
  • Benjamin Poke
  • Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez (golfsupport.nl)
  • Marcus Mohr
  • Chase Koepka and Brooks Koepka at the 2018 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
  • Connor Syme
  • The crowds watch closely at Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club
  • Robin Roussel (credit golffile.ie)
  • Daan Huizing (credit golfsupport.nl)
  • Aaron Cockerill
  • Daan Huizing (credit golfsupport.nl)
  • Daan Huizing continues to shine at Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club
  • The tenth hole at Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club
  • Tyrrell Hatton
  • Moritz Lampert at the Swiss Challenge Presented by Swiss Golf credit Emanuel Stotzer
  • Ricardo Santos (credit: Emanuel Stotzer)
  • Ricardo Santos (credit: Emanuel Stotzer)
  • Ricardo Santos (credit: Emanuel Stotzer)
  • Ricardo Santos with the Swiss Challenge trophy (credit: Emanuel Stotzer)

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