The European Challenge Tour has signed a new four-year deal with the the Federación Balear de Golf to bring their season-ending tournament to the Spanish-owned island of Mallorca and rename the season-long money race the Road to Mallorca.
The deal moves the season finale, played Nov. 7-10, away from the Middle East for the first time since 2012 and to the Mediterranean island for the first time since 2003. As part of the deal, a new course on Mallorca will host the Challenge Tour Grand Final each year. In 2019, the Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed Club de Golf Alcanada will host the top 45 players on the order of merit, with the top 15 earning European Tour cards for the 2020 season.
The Grand Final purse will be €420,000, meaning any player qualifying for the event could score a European Tour card in the top 15 with a win. 45th place still able to earn a top 15 spot with victory to secure their European Tour card.
“Today’s announcement marks the start of an exciting new era for the European Challenge Tour and I must thank the Mallorca Government, the Federación Balear de Golf, Real Federación Española de Golf, Club de Golf Alcanada and the other golf clubs we are in discussions with for the coming years, for their support and willingness to get this deal done," said Alain de Soultrait, Director of the European Challenge Tour.