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SBD Global/September 5, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
European Tour Encourages Its Players To Compete In Native Tournaments
Published September 5, 2013
CONVERSION RATE: In Scotland, Martin Dempster reported a "record number of Americans have entered this season's European Tour Qualifying School." The 86 U.S. players entered is "double last year's total." The decision by more Americans to "turn their attention to Europe in an attempt to get a foot on the ladder is also likely to have been influenced by changes to the PGA Tour Qualifying School." It no longer "offers instant promotion to the money-spinning main circuit, with the developmental Web.com Tour now being the primary path to get a PGA Tour card" (SCOTSMAN, 9/4).