Since its inception in 1989, the European Challenge Tour has developed into a proven training ground, where the golfing champions-in-waiting do battle across the globe to make it to the end-of-season Grand Final and gain a potentially life-changing card for the European Tour.
Dozens of players have progressed from the Challenge Tour and gone on to become Major Champions, including Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer and Louis Oosthuizen; and Ryder Cup stars, such as Thomas Björn, Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson.
In 2016, the Challenge Tour carried a total prize fund in the region of €6.5 million during a season encompassing 27 tournaments across 21 countries.
Using its vast international schedule and relationships with golf federations and PGAs, it is widely accessible to professionals from across the globe.
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.