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Challenge Tour unveils 2022 schedule

7.06am 21st December 2021 - Sponsorship - This story was updated on Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

The European Challenge Tour has announced a record-breaking global schedule for the 2022 season which will see the Road to Mallorca’s total prize fund surpass the €8m mark for the first time.

The 2022 Road to Mallorca will consist of 31 tournaments staged across three continents in 18 different countries.

It includes a return to Scotland for the first time in four years when the Farmfoods Scottish Challenge supported by The R&A takes place in the final week of May. The event, which will be held in association with 1999 Open Champion Paul Lawrie, will be the first of 19 tournaments in consecutive weeks where the Road to Mallorca will weave through 15 countries and end in France, from September 29 – October 2.

The Challenge Tour also returns to China for the first time since 2019 with back-to-back events, including the Foshan Open, where players will be given a final chance to earn their spot in the season-ending Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final supported by The R&A.

The finale of the 2022 Road to Mallorca will return to Club de Golf Alcanada, the setting for the 2019 Grand Final, where the top 45 players on the Road to Mallorca Rankings will compete for one of 20 life changing DP World Tour cards for the 2023 season.  The top five graduates will also receive the John Jacobs Bursary, announced last month as part of DP World’s title partnership of the European Tour group’s main Tour.

The 2022 schedule includes seven co-sanctioned events with the Sunshine Tour, including a maiden visit to Tanzania for the Mount Kilimanjaro Klassic at Kilimanjaro Golf & Wildlife Estate with Tanzania set to become the 52nd country to stage a Challenge Tour event.

Jamie Hodges, Head of Challenge Tour, said: “I am incredibly proud to unveil our schedule for the 2022 Road to Mallorca season, which boasts the biggest total prize fund since the Challenge Tour’s inception in 1989.

“This expansive global schedule would not be possible without the incredible support of our promoters, national federations and tournament sponsors, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank them.

“We are also very grateful for the commitment of Rolex and The R&A, as well as DP World through their title partnership of the DP World Tour, all of which has helped us raise prize funds and increase playing opportunities for our members, further strengthening the Challenge Tour’s reputation as the perfect platform for players to achieve global success.”

In 2021, 19 former Challenge Tour players won on the European Tour – now called the DP World Tour – including nine first time winners, while three finished inside the top ten on the Race to Dubai Rankings. Garrick Higgo became the 500th former Challenge Tour player to win on what is now the DP World Tour, while Bernd Wiesberger became the 33rd member of the Challenge Tour’s alumni to play in the Ryder Cup.

The full 2022 Road to Mallorca International Schedule can be viewed below or by clicking here

DateTournamentVenue
February 10-13Dimension Data Pro-AmFancourt Golf Estate, George, South Africa
February 17-20Bain’s Whisky Cape Town OpenRoyal Cape GC & Rondebosch GC, Cape Town, South Africa
February 24-27Jonsson Workwear OpenDurban CC & Mount Edgecombe CC, Durban, South Africa
March 3-6Manguang OpenBloemfontein Golf Club and Schoeman Park Golf Club, Bloemfontein, South Africa
March 24-27SDC OpenZebula Golf Estate & Spa and Elements Private Golf Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa
March 31 – April 3Limpopo ChampionshipEuphoria Golf & Lifestyle Estate and Koro Creek Bushveld Estate, Limpopo, South Africa
April 7-10Mount Kilimanjaro KlassicKilimanjaro Golf & Wildlife Estate, Arusha, Tanzania
May 5-8Challenge de EspañTBC
May 12-15Czech Republic Event ConfirmedTBC
May 26-29Farmfoods Scottish Challenge supported by The R&ANewmachar GC, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
June 2-5Czech Republic Event ConfirmedTBC
June 9- 12Spain Event ConfirmedTBC
June 16-19Czech Republic Event ConfirmedTBC
June 23-26Open de BretagneGolf Bluegreen de Pléneuf Val André, Pléneuf, France
June 30-July 3Italian Challenge TBC
July 7-10Le Vaudreuil Golf ChallengeGolf PGA France du Vaudreuil, Le Vaudreuil, France
July 14-17Euram Bank OpenGC Adamstal, Ramsau, Austria
July 21-24Big Green Egg German Challenge powered by VcGWittelsbacher Golfclub, Neuburg an der Donau, Germany
July 28-31Irish ChallengeTBC
August 4-7Vierumäki Finnish ChallengeVierumäki Resort, Vierumäki, Finland
August 11-14Made in Frederikshavn ChallengeFrederikshavn Golfklub, Denmark
August 18-21Dormy OpenÖsteråkers Golfklubb, Stockholm, Sweden
August 25-28Indoor Golf Group ChallengeAllerum Golfklubb, Helsingborg, Sweden
September 1-4B-NL Challenge Trophy by HulencourtHulencourt, Genappe, Belgium
September 8-11English TrophyTBC
September 15-18Open de Portugal at Royal ÓbidosRoyal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort, Vau Óbidos, Portugal
September 22-25Swiss ChallengeGolf Saint Apollinaire, Folgensbourg, France
September 29 – October 2France Event ConfirmedGolf International de Pont Royal, Mallemort, France
October 13-16China Event ConfirmedTBC
October 20-23Foshan Open Foshan GC, Guangdong, China
November 3-6Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final supported by The R&AClub de Golf Alcanada, Port d’Alcudia, Mallorca, Spain

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