Meet the 20 players who EARNED their 2022 European Tour playing rights

Denmark's Marcus Helligkilde secured his card with an emotional victory at the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final. 

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Mon, 8 Nov 2021

Meet the 20 players who EARNED their 2022 European Tour playing rights

Getting to the European Tour can be seen as the pinnacle of many professional golfers' careers. 

Blood, sweat and tears have gone into this moment and pegging it up with the finest across Europe is the reward for leaving no stone unturned. 

Over the weekend, 20 players secured their tour cards for the 2022 season after the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final. 

It was Denmark's Marcus Helligkilde, 25, who won the Road to Mallorca Rankings after he won for the third time of the season. 

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An emotional Helligkilde snatched a one-stroke victory at the T Golf & Country Club in Spain. 

Helligkilde joined stellar company as he became the third Challenge Tour number one to hail from Denmark after 15-time European Tour winner Thomas Bjorn in 1995 and JB Hansen in 2018. 

The Dane finished 34,337 points ahead Portugal's Ricardo Gouveia in second place after he won the Swiss Challenge and Finnish Challenge earlier this season.

Marcel Siem, from Germany, also returns to the European Tour. 

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Helligkilde said: "I didn't have full status on Challenge Tour at the beginning of the year and I was just trying to get into the top 70. 

"I just stayed focused on what I had in front of me, grind as hard as I could and be the best version of myself. 

"I'm still the same Marcus Helligkilde and I enjoy playing golf."

This is who will join the European Tour from 2022: 

Marcus Helligkilde

Ricardo Gouveia

Santiago Tarrio

Julien Brun

Frederic Lacroix

Alfredo Garcia-Heredia

Oliver Bekker

Ewen Ferguson

Yannik Paul

Lukas Nemecz

Marcel Schneider

Espen Kofstad

Chase Hanna

Hugo Leon

Marcel Siem

Niklas Norgaard Moller

Hurly Long

Andrew Wilson

Craig Howie

Daan Huizing

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