Challenge Tour Finale lined up for Alcanada return in 2024


Challenge Tour Finale lined up for Alcanada return in 2024

 09 November 2023
Challenge Tour Finale lined up for Alcanada return in 2024The Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final supported by The R&A has been confirmed to return to Club de Golf Alcanada in 2024, just days after this year’s dramatic event came to a close.

Alcanada has become a home for the Challenge Tour’s season finale in recent years, first hosting the event in 2019 and again in 2022 and 2023 as sport returned to normality after the Covid-19 pandemic.

The announcement means that the ‘Road to Mallorca’ will once again underpin the action throughout the 2024 Challenge Tour season, as some of golf’s up-and-coming stars battle to secure a spot at Alcanada with their performances. As usual, those who make it to Mallorca will compete for 20 priceless DP World Tour cards for the 2025 season, as well as a share of a lucrative prize pot that will be announced in due course.

England’s Marco Penge is still basking in his Challenge Tour triumph, topping the Road to Mallorca rankings after cruising to a six-stroke victory at Alcanada last weekend. Penge went into the final day just one shot clear of Frenchman Tom Vaillant but pulled away to claim a potentially career-changing victory on the Alcúdia coast.

He will hope to follow in the footsteps of past Challenge Tour stars Tommy Fleetwood, Matt Fitzpatrick and Tyrell Hatton, all members of Team Europe’s unforgettable Ryder Cup victory in September. Other familiar names who broke through on the Challenge Tour include Edoardo Molinari, Henrik Stenson and Thomas Bjørn.

Kristoff Both, director of golf at Club de Golf Alcanada, said: “It’s great for the island of Mallorca that The Challenge Tour season is based around the “Race to Mallorca” and ultimately The Challenge Tour Grand Final, and we are so proud at Alcanada that we will continue our journey with golf’s next generation of DP World Tour stars in 2024.

“Next year will mark the fourth occasion that Alcanada has hosted the Grand Final, and we are looking forward to making 2024 every bit as successful as 2019, 2022 and, of course, this year’s event. A big congratulations to Marco Penge and the class of 2023, and best of luck on The DP World Tour in 2024!”

Created at the turn of the century by revered architect Robert Trent Jones Jnr, Alcanada’s par-72 course is built for drama. The layout – which holds the distinction of being Mallorca’s only true coastal course – slopes down toward the water, offering sweeping views across the Mediterranean Sea and iconic lighthouse throughout.