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As the season begins this Thursday in South Africa, the Challenge Tour, left behind final yr due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is back in 2021 to its good habits: a full calendar together with three dates in France, and twenty tickets for the elite.
Promotional circuit of the European Tour launched in 1986, the Challenge Tour has served for 35 years as an antechamber of the continental elite, and might specifically be pleased with having favored the emergence of champions resembling Brooks Koepka, Martin Kaymer, Ian Poulter, Thomas Bjørn, Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson. Competitive and worldwide, it permits younger gamers to be taught their expertise so as to attain the highest degree, and extra skilled golfers however in issue to relaunch their careers. That was true till 2019, however the outbreak of Covid-19 in our lives final yr upset the established order of European golf, and the second division discovered itself considerably left behind in 2020 …
Of the 25 tournaments initially deliberate, solely half a dozen occurred, and some additions throughout the season after the resumption allowed members to compete in a most of 11 occasions. “We are the big forgotten ones of European golf”, lamented Joël Stalter on our web site at the starting of July, simply earlier than returning to competitors in Austria. “We know that the European Tour will go badly, the endowments can be decrease… What will develop into of the Challenge Tour then?
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