Eligibility Criteria for 2018
The field for the 2018 Nedbank Golf Challenge will feature a maximum of 72 players, and with a new eligibility criteria allowing for 6 tournament invites. Players who meet the following eligibility criteria will be granted a place in one of the most sought-after tournaments in world golf:
- Category a:
The leading available 64* players from the Race to Dubai Rankings as of the conclusion of the Turkish Airlines Open (4th November 2018). (Blank entries will be made for those Players ONLY who obtain a qualifying ranking position after close of entries).
- Category b:
The defending Champion.
- Category c:
The winner of the Final 2017/2018 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit.
- Category d:
6 tournament invitations of which 3 must be from within the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking as of Monday 24th September 2018.
- For any* Player to have Race to Dubai Points at the above tournament count on the 2018 Race to Dubai Rankings, such Player must be ranked equal to or higher than the 110th placed European Tour Ranked Member or European Challenge Tour Ranked Member (under 50 years of age as of the conclusion of the 2018 Official Season), in the 2018 Race to Dubai Rankings published at the conclusion of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters (21st October 2018).
- Irrespective of their Race to Dubai Ranking, any such player however entered through (b) (c) or (d) above, (Tournament/National invitations), will NOT be eligible to have Race to Dubai Points earned at the above tournament count on the 2018 Race to Dubai Rankings. (Exception: If the final Race to Dubai cut off for the tournament is below such player’s ranking).
- Should any of the places in the field allocated to (b) - (d) above not be taken up, the number of players qualifying through (a) above will be increased accordingly.
- This tournament is excluded from the top 5/10 Regulation.
FORMAT: 72 holes stroke play – no cut