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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  • Oscar Lengden feet
  • 2017 Challenge Tour Shot of the Year
  • Tapio Pulkkanen (Phil Inglis)
  • Clement Sordet
  • Challenge Tour players in kilts
  • Joel Sjoholm does commentary
  • Roope Kakko
  • Sebastian Heisele and Matt Wallace
  • Julian Suri signalling
  • Matthias Eggenberger (Emanuel Stotzer)
  • Ryan Evans and Tapio Pulkkanen
  • Manuel de Los Santos
  • Julian Suri
  • Tour Mates
  • Keith Hardman (Richard Castka/Sportpix International)
  • Tapio Pulkkanen
  • Tapio Pulkkanen
  • Tapio Pulkkanen
  • Class of 2017
  • Clement Sordet

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