By Matt Smith
After three years, the DP World Tour Qualifying School is back for 2022, with a schedule which includes six new venues and a return to Infinitum, venue for this week’s ISPS Handa Championship in Spain, for the finale.
Following three successful editions of the Final Stage at Infinitum, the resort in Spain’s Catalonia region will play host to the Qualifying School finale for the next three years following an extended agreement with the DP World Tour.
Hopefuls from across the globe will be given the opportunity to compete for a spot on the DP World Tour in 2023, through the three stages of Q-School, which will break new ground in 2022 by visiting Australia for the first time with a visit to Rosebud Country Club in Victoria, while five further new venues in Europe have been added to the schedule.
Rosebud Country Club, Portugal’s Montado Hotel & Golf Resort and Denmark’s Lyngbygaard Golf will all make their long-awaited debuts in 2022 after Q-School was cancelled in the last two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic
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English venue Mottram Hall and Haugschlag, in Austria, will also make their debuts in 2022, while Emporda Golf, in Spain, has also been added to the schedule for the first time since hosting Final Stage in 2003, 2002 and 2000.
The DP World Tour Qualifying School will visit 14 venues from August to November and gives players — professional and amateur — the opportunity to earn their place on Europe’s top tier for the 2023 season.
The five venues making their debuts will all act as First Stage hosts.
Mike Stewart, DP World Tour Qualifying School Director, said: “We are delighted to welcome all six new venues to the DP World Tour Qualifying School family.
“Each and every venue on our Schedule is worthy of hosting the Qualifying School and will provide our players with the true test they need to prove they have what it takes to capture a DP World Tour card for the 2023 season.
“As a global Tour, we are thrilled to be able to host a First Stage event in Australia at Rosebud Country Club. DP World Tour Qualifying School gives an opportunity to professionals and amateurs alike to achieve their dream of earning a DP World Tour card and to extend the opportunity to players in the Asia-Pacific region is an exciting development.
“We are looking forward to returning to Infinitum, with whom we have enjoyed a long and successful partnership, for at least the next three years and we are excited to experience the improvements they have made to both the golf courses and the venue as they enter this new chapter.”
The three-stage competition culminates at Infinitum from November 11-16, where 156 players will compete over six rounds in a bid to fulfil their DP World Tour dreams.
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