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Encyclopedia > Challenge Tour

The Challenge Tour is the second tier men's professional golf tour in Europe. Players who are successful on the Challenge Tour qualify for membership of the PGA European Tour the following year. World ranking points are awarded for high finishes in Challenge Tour events.

The tour co-sanctions some events with PGAs (Professional Golf Associations) outside of Europe.

External Link

The Challenge Tour section of the PGA European Tour official website (http://www.europeantour.com/news/default.sps?iTourID=3)

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April 27, 2005 – The European Tour officially announced an increase in the number of cards given to the Challenge Tour (ECT) at the end of the current season.
To facilitate this alteration, the number of Tour Cards available from the Final Qualifying Stage will be reduced from 35 and ties to 30 and ties from a field of 156, reduced from 168 in previous years.
Importantly however, the players who finish in 16th to 20th place on the Challenge Tour Rankings will not be precluded from participating in the Final Qualifying Stage in an attempt to potentially improve their ranking.
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