The PGA EuroPro Tour, one of Europe’s development Tours has decided to make 2022 its final season.
In an open letter on their website, Daniel Godding, CEO PGA EuroPro Tour, said, “In a market evolving quickly the PGA EuroPro Tour feels the impact of changing global investment, media and sponsorship. The economic landscape of increasing costs and the changing habits of the worldwide audience means it has become clear that unfortunately there is no longer the support nor demand in the market to operate the PGA EuroPro Tour.”
The Tour first opened its doors in 2002 as a partnership between Sandy Jones and the PGA’s Mastercard Tour and Barry Hearn and Matchroom Sport’s EuroPro Golf Tour. The success was immediately realised with members Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel and John E Morgan with more recently the likes of Aaron Rai, Tyrrell Hatton, Marcus Armitage and Richard Mansell using the developmental design and progression pathway to springboard their careers on to the European and PGA circuits.
The purpose of the PGA EuroPro was to develop the very best talent in the sport and prepare them for the next stage in their careers. As a direct affiliate to the European Tour, the PGA EuroPro offered five Challenge Tour cards for the following season and has proudly promoted over 100 golfers to the next level.