Stephen Dodd loses his European Tour spot

Stephen Dodd
Stephen Dodd will not attempt to qualify for next year's European Tour

Stephen Dodd has lost his European Tour card for next season.

The Welshman, 45, failed to finish among the top 118 players on the money list who keep their cards for 2012.

Dodd has ruled out chasing one of the 30 additional places available through the European Tour Qualifying School.

"I've been to Tour School many times and it's not something I want to do now. I've been there and done that and I'll be quite happy just to play what I get in next year," Dodd said.

"I'm looking forward to spending a bit more time at home, to be honest. I've played a lot this year and consequently I've not played very well so I'll look forward to a break now.

"You never know at this game, it can change from week to week, month to month so we'll see what happens.

"Obviously I'm a bit disappointed, but I haven't played well enough.

"I'm going to play Thailand [The Thailand Open] in a couple of weeks, have Christmas at home and just play a bit next year."

Dodd is a three-time European Tour winner, taking titles at the 2006 European Open, the 2005 Irish Open and the 2005 China Open, and was the 2005 World Cup champion alongside Bradley Dredge.

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