The European Tour Qualifying School was first played in 1976, four years after the birth of The European Tour, at Foxhills and Walton Heath as a means of determining the players who would be eligible for “Monday Qualifying”. Over the years the School has evolved into its current form and tens of thousands of golfers have faced arguably the toughest examination in golf.
Many of Europe’s greatest golfers went through the Qualifying School, players who went on to win Major Championships, top Europe and indeed the World and play in Ryder Cups. The School has travelled throughout Europe and grown from a 72 hole test to a thorough 252 hole examination over three stages. Only one player in history has progressed through all 252 holes to win.
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