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What is the Challenge Tour?

What is the Challenge Tour?

The European Challenge Tour is where the next generation of golf's superstars find their feet.

Kimsey winner

Since its inception in 1987, it has developed into a proven training ground, where the champions-in-waiting battle worldwide to make it to the end-of-season Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final supported by The R&A and gain a potentially life-changing card for the DP World Tour.

Many players have progressed from the Challenge Tour and gone on to become Major Champions – including Justin Rose – and Ryder Cup stars, such as Alex Noren and Tommy Fleetwood.

Tommy Fleetwood - Challenge Tour Rankings Champion 2011 (Phil Inglis)

Today, the Challenge Tour encompasses 29 tournaments in 18 countries across the world, with players battling it out for a place in the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final supported by The R&A and one of the all-important DP World Tour cards on offer to the top 20 players on the Road to Mallorca Rankings.

Using its vast international schedule and relationships with golf federations and PGAs, it is widely accessible to professionals from across the globe, giving players from developing golfing nations the opportunity to test their skill among some of the most talented up and coming stars in world golf.

The competition is fierce, testing players' ability and character to the limit. At times, it can be a stern examination, but those who do make the grade know that the chance of fame and fortune awaits.