Everything you need to know about the 2016 European Tour rookies


27 players secured European Tour cards at Qualifying School yesterday. Among them were 2010 Ryder Cup hero Edoardo Molinari, who put together a scintilating back-nine 32 when his hopes of making the European Tour for next season looked lost. Ulrich van den Berg was the oldest qualifier, at 40 years and 310 days. Alongside Molinari, three other former European Tour winners secured cards: Ross McGowan, David Dixon and Richard Finch. 

13 of the 27 qualifiers will be making their European Tour debuts next year, including 22-year-old Paul Dunne, the Irishman who led the 2015 Open at St Andrews as an amateur. 

Over the next 13 pages, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about all 13 European Tour rookies.

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