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Following a successful trial period last year, it has been announced that the PGA EuroPro Tour will have Monday Qualifying in 2022. Each event on the Tour will host Monday Qualifying, except the season-ending Wright-Morgan Championship at Clevedon Golf Club.
Each week, the top four are granted eligibility to that week’s standard three-day tournament and the chance to win prize money and Order of Merit standings, depending on the membership option they take out. For EuroPro Tour members, entrance to Monday Qualifying costs £75, with non-members charged £125. Anyone who qualifies can then opt for temporary or affiliate membership.
Players opting for the former face an additional £50 charge, and any winnings won’t count towards Order of Merit standings. However, those opting for the latter will qualify for Order of Merit standings, albeit at the cost of an additional £445. Nevertheless, the incentive is the chance for players to improve their playing category, which can lead to qualification for the higher-profile and potentially more lucrative Matchroom Tour Championship and Challenge Tour.
PGA EuroPro Tour CEO Dan Godding said: “We are thrilled to see Monday qualifiers returning, and we hope to see successful players push on and have an excellent tournament too. To be able to offer this service will undoubtedly bolster the Tour’s reputation, and it will also offer golfers another chance of chasing their dream – those who fell short at Q-School should be very interested by the reintroduction.”
The PGA EuroPro Tour is one of four third-tier Satellite Tours in Europe. The others are the Alps Tour, the Pro Tour and the Nordic Golf League. The Tours sit one level beneath the second-tier Challenge Tour, with the DP World Tour at the top of the pyramid.
The first Monday Qualifying will take place on 24 May for the Cubefunder Championship at Harleywood Golf Club in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
Mike has 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on sports such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the sport’s most newsworthy stories. Originally from East Yorkshire, Mike now resides in Canada, where the nearest course is less than a mile from his home. It’s there where he remains confident that, one of these days, he’ll play the 17th without finding the water. Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.