2000 Challenge Tour

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The 2000 Challenge Tour was a series of golf tournaments known as the Challenge Tour, the official development tour run by the PGA European Tour. The tour was started as the Satellite Tour in 1986 and was renamed the Challenge Tour ready for the start of the 1990 season.[1]

The Challenge Tour Rankings was won by Sweden's Henrik Stenson.

Tournament schedule[edit]

The table below shows the 2000 Challenge Tour schedule.[2]

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
17–20 Feb Challenge de España Spain Sweden Eric Carlberg
9–12 Mar Tusker Kenya Open Kenya South Africa Trevor Immelman
4–7 May Credit Suisse Private Banking Open Switzerland Spain Álvaro Salto
11–14 May Costa Blanca Challenge Spain Sweden Johan Ryström
25–28 May Muermans Real Estate Challenge Open Netherlands France Richard Gillot
2–4 Jun Danish Open 2000 Denmark Sweden Fredrik Henge
8–11 Jun NCC Open Sweden Republic of Ireland David Higgins
8–11 Jun Aa Open de Saint-Omer France France Pascal Edmond
22–25 Jun DEXIA-BIL Luxembourg Open Luxembourg Sweden Henrik Stenson
23–25 Jun Memorial Olivier Barras Switzerland Italy Adriano Mori Unofficial money
29 Jun – 2 Jul Open des Volcans France France Renaud Guillard
30 Jun – 2 Jul UBS Warburg Swiss Golf Open Neuchâtel Switzerland Switzerland Steve Rey Unofficial money
6–9 Jul Volvo Finnish Open Finland South Africa Jean Hugo
20–23 Jul Günther Hamburg Classic Germany Republic of Ireland David Higgins
27–30 Jul Beazer Homes Challenge Tour Championship England England Shaun Webster
3–6 Aug BMW Russian Open Russia Italy Marco Bernardini
10–13 Aug Finnish Masters Finland France Christian Cévaër
17–20 Aug Norwegian Open Norway Norway Paul Nilbrink
17–20 Aug Buzzgolf.com North West of Ireland Open Republic of Ireland Italy Massimo Scarpa Also a European Tour event
24–27 Aug Rolex Trophy Switzerland Republic of Ireland David Higgins Unofficial money
31 Aug – 2 Sep Formby Hall Challenge England Sweden Fredrik Henge
7–10 Sep Tessali Open del Sud Italy England Kenneth Ferrie
14–17 Sep Gula Sidorna Grand Prix Sweden Sweden Henrik Stenson
4–7 Oct San Paolo Vita Open Italy Sweden Dennis Edlund
12–15 Oct Le Touquet Challenge de France France Sweden Fredrik Andersson Hed
2–5 Nov Challenge Tour Grand Final Cuba Sweden Henrik Stenson


The top 15 on the Challenge Tour Rankings gained membership of the European Tour for the 2001 season.[1]

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1 Henrik Stenson  Sweden 108,711
2 David Higgins  Ireland 81,041
3 Carlos Rodiles  Spain 71,680
4 Mikael Lundberg  Sweden 71,608
5 Michele Reale  Italy 52,979
6 Tobias Dier  Germany 51,477
7 Fredrik Henge  Sweden 48,320
8 Christian Cévaër  France 47,654
9 Johan Ryström  Sweden 46,392
10 Trevor Immelman  South Africa 44,663
11 José Manuel Lara  Spain 43,446
12 Erol Simsek  Germany 41,152
13 Jean Hugo  South Africa 39,242
14 Andrew Raitt  England 38,611
15 Marco Bernardini  Italy 37,336

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
  2. ^ "Tournament Schedule". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 

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