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The PGA European Tour is an organisation which operates the three leading men's professional golf tours in Europe: the elite European Tour, the European Seniors Tour and the developmental Challenge Tour. Its headquarters are at Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, Surrey, England. The European Tour is the primary golf tour in Europe and is second to the U.S. based PGA TOUR in worldwide prestige. The European Tour was established by the British based Professional Golfers' Association, and responsibility was transferred to an independent PGA European Tour organisation in 1984. Most events on the PGA European Tour's three tours are held in Europe, but in recent years an increasing number have been held in other parts of the world outside of North America. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, generally regarded as the worlds Home of Golf. Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use... // Top level professional golf consists of a year round schedule of weekly tournaments played all around the world. ... The European Seniors Tour is a professional tour for male golfers aged 50 and over. ... The Challenge Tour is the second tier mens professional golf tour in Europe. ... Wentworth Club is a privately owned golf club and health resort in Virginia Water, Surrey on the south western fringes of London, not far from Windsor Castle. ... Virginia Water is a village in Surrey in the United Kingdom. ... Not to be confused with Surry. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours dominated by men. ... The Professional Golfers Association is the professional body which represents the interests of teaching and club golf professionals in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...


The PGA European Tour is a golfer-controlled organisation whose primary purpose is to maximise the income of tournament golfers. It is a company limited by guarantee and is run by a professional staff but controlled by its playing members via a board of directors comprised of 12 elected past and present tour players and a tournament com­mittee of 14 current players. As of 2007 the chairman of the board is Neil Coles and the chairman of the tournament committee is Jamie Spence. In British or Irish company law, a Limited Company is a person on its own right. ... // Neil Coles (born September 26, 1934) is an English professional golfer. ... Jamie Spence (born 26 May 1963 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent) is an English golfer. ...


The European-based events on the European Tour are nearly all played in Western Europe and the most lucrative of them take place in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France and Spain. Of the events held in Europe, only one, the Cadillac Russian Open, takes place east of the former Iron Curtain. The Cadillac Russian Open is currently the only golf tournament on the European Tour schedule which is played east of the former Iron Curtain. ... Warsaw Pact countries to the east of the Iron Curtain are shaded red; NATO members to the west of it — blue. ...


The PGA European Tour also conducts the Ryder Cup Matches in cooperation with the PGA of America. The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers Association of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States and claims to be the largest working sports organization in the world with more than 28,000 members. ...


History

Professional golf began in Europe, specifically in Scotland. The first professionals were clubmakers and greenkeepers who also taught golf to the wealthy men who could afford to play the game (early handmade equipment was expensive) and played "challenge matches" against one another for small purses. The first multi-competitor stroke play tournament was The Open Championship, which was introduced in 1860. That year it was for professionals only, and it attracted a field of eight. The following year, amateurs were permitted to enter. In contrast to many other sports which originated in the United Kingdom, the amateur-professional divide never created major problems in golf, at least at the elite competitive level. Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Stroke play is a scoring system for golf (compare to match play). ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ...


Over the few decades following the creation of The Open Championship the number of golf tournaments with prize money increased slowly but steadily. Most were in the United Kingdom, but there were also several "national opens" in various countries of Continental Europe. However, for many decades it remained difficult if not impossible for golfers to earn a living from prize money alone. From 1901 the British professionals were represented by The Professional Golfers' Association, and it was this body which ultimately created the European Tour. Continental Europe, also referred to as mainland Europe or simply the Continent, is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding European islands and, at times, peninsulas. ... The Professional Golfers Association is the professional body which represents the interests of teaching and club golf professionals in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. ...


By the post-World War II period prize money was becoming more significant, encouraged by the introduction of television coverage. However, each event was still organised separately by a golf club or association, or a commercial promoter. In the U.S. a formal PGA Tour had existed since the 1930s, and in 1972 The Professional Golfers' Association introduced the PGA European Tour. In its early years the season ran for six months from April to October, and was based entirely in Europe, mainly in Great Britain and Ireland. For example, the 1972 season consisted of 20 tournaments, of which 12 were in the United Kingdom and one was in the Republic of Ireland. Of the seven events in Continental Europe, six were "national opens", namely the Dutch, German, Italian, French, Spanish and Swiss Opens, and the seventh was the Madrid Open. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours dominated by men. ... Continental Europe, also referred to as mainland Europe or simply the Continent, is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding European islands and, at times, peninsulas. ... The Madrid Open is an annual mens golf tournament which has been held in and around the Spanish capital Madrid since 1968, apart from a seven year gap from 1994 to 2000. ...


Over the next three decades the tour gradually lengthened and globalised. The first event held outside of Europe was the 1982 Tunisian Open. That year, there were 27 tournaments and the season stretched into November for the first time. In 1984, the PGA European Tour became independent of The Professional Golfers' Association. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Tunisian Open was a mens professional golf tournament which was part of the European Tours official schedule from 1982 to 1985. ...


The European Tour has always been sensitive to the risk that its best players will leave to play on the PGA Tour for many reasons. The PGA Tour usually offers higher purses and European players want to increase their chances of glory in the three majors played in the U.S. by acclimatising and playing on more U.S.-style courses. In an attempt to counter this phenomenon, the European Tour introduced the "Volvo Bonus Pool" in 1988. This was extra prize money which was distributed at the end of the season to the most successful players of the year—but only golfers who had played in a high number of the European Tour's events could receive a share. This system continued until 1998, after which renewed emphasis was placed on maximising prize money in individual tournaments. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


In 1989, the tour visited Asia for the first time for the Dubai Desert Classic. By 1990, there were 38 events on the schedule, including 37 in Europe, and the start of the season had moved up to February. A first visit to East Asia for the Tour occurred at the 1992 Johnnie Walker Classic in Bangkok. This has since proven to be one of the most notable initiatives in the history of the tour, as East Asia is becoming almost its second home. Shortly afterwards the tour also made its debut in the former Soviet Bloc at the 1994 Czech Open, but much less has come of this development as participation in golf in the former Soviet region remains low and sponsors there are unable to compete financially with their Western European rivals for the limited number of slots available on the main tour each summer. However, the second-tier Challenge Tour has visited Central and Eastern Europe somewhat more frequently. In 1995, the European Tour began a policy of co-sanctioning tournaments with other PGA Tours, by endorsing the South African PGA Championship on the Southern African Tour (now the Sunshine Tour). This policy was extended to the PGA Tour of Australasia in 1996, and most extensively to the Asian Tour. 18th hole during Dubal Desert Classic 2001 The Dubai Desert Classic is an annual professional golf tournament which is usually played in February or March. ... East Asia is a subregion of Asia that can be defined in either geographical or cultural terms. ... The Johnnie Walker Classic is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is played in the Asia Pacific region. ... During the Cold War, the Eastern Bloc (or Soviet Bloc) comprised the following Central and Eastern European countries: Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, East Germany, Poland, Albania (until the early 1960s, see below), the Soviet Union, and Czechoslovakia. ... The Challenge Tour is the second tier mens professional golf tour in Europe. ... // Top level professional golf consists of a year round schedule of weekly tournaments played all around the world. ... The Sunshine Tour is a mens professional golf tour based in Southern Africa. ... The PGA Tour of Australasia is a prominent golf tour for men. ... The Asian Golf Tour is the principal mens professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has a separate tour. ...


There is no overall governing body in the worldwide sport of golf. While the golf authorities in the various parts of the world cooperate harmoniously overall, there is still some rivalry. The European Tour is very self-conscious about its position relative to the PGA Tour, but the two have also steadily formed a partnership. In 1998, the European Tour added the three U.S. majors—The Masters, the PGA Championship and the US Open—to its official schedule. The leading Europeans had all been competing in them for many years, but now their prize money counted towards the European Tour Order of Merit, which sometimes made a great deal of difference to the end-of-season rankings. The following year the three individual World Golf Championships, also usually played in America, and also offering far more prize money than most European events, were established and added to the European Tour schedule. Since the minimum number of events that a player must play to retain membership of the European Tour has long been eleven, this meant that international players could in theory become members of the tour by playing just four events on it apart from the majors and the World Golf Championships, which all elite players enter in any case. Players such as Ernie Els and Retief Goosen have taken advantage of this to play the PGA and European Tours concurrently and even Tiger Woods, who has sometimes played nine of the necessary eleven events, once suggested that he might enter the extra four required so that he could win the European Order of Merit, although he is yet to do so. This article is about the golf tournament. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... Michael Campbell holding U.S. Open Trophy The United States Open Championship is the annual mens open golf tournament of the United States. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969) is a South African professional golfer who has been in the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings for several years. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...


Status and prize money

It is beyond dispute that the European Tour is the second most important tour in men's golf, behind the PGA Tour and well ahead of all the others. What is harder to define is its standing relative to the PGA Tour and whether that has risen or fallen in recent years.


At the start of 2006 five of the top ten players in the Official World Golf Rankings were full members of the European Tour, namely Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Sergio García, Adam Scott and Colin Montgomerie. Apart from Montgomerie they are also members of the PGA Tour, and moved to it as their main or joint main tour after playing in Europe first. It is unknown for elite players to move in the opposite direction. The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ... Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969) is a South African professional golfer who has been in the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings for several years. ... Sergio García (born January 9, 1980), nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish professional golfer who plays on both the United States PGA Tour and the European Tour. ... Adam Derek Scott (born July 16, 1980) is a professional golfer and one of a crop of young Australians plying their trade on the major golf tours. ... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993...


The European Tour is traditionally the first overseas move for outstanding players from non-European countries in the Commonwealth, long a major source for elite golfers, such as Greg Norman and Nick Price. These players tended to move to the PGA Tour as a second step. However, lately the European Tour is losing this role as more Commonwealth golfers choose to move directly to the U.S. There is also a current trend for young UK golfers to play primarily on the PGA Tour. In some cases, such as that of Top 10-ranked Luke Donald, this is a natural consequence after completing a golf scholarship at a U.S. university. Such scholarships are not available (or even legal) in Europe. The Commonwealth of Nations (CN), usually known as The Commonwealth, is a voluntary association of 53 independent sovereign states all of which are former colonies of the United Kingdom, except for Mozambique and the United Kingdom itself. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... Luke Donald (born December 7, 1977) is an English golfer who plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA Tour but is also a member of the European Tour. ... An athletic scholarship is a form of scholarship to attend a college or university awarded to an individual based predominantly on their ability to play in a sport. ...


When Continental Europe produced its first global golf stars in the 1970s, such as Seve Ballesteros, and especially when Europe began to notch wins over the United States in the Ryder Cup in the mid 1980s, there was widespread optimism about the future standing of the European Tour relative to the PGA Tour. This has ebbed away as several major European countries, such as Germany and Italy, have not produced high-ranked golfers on a regular basis as was formerly anticipated. Nonetheless, the number of European countries which have produced winners on the European Tour has increased steadily, with notable golfing depth developing in the Scandinavian countries. Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region centered on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe and includes the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. ...


The total 2005 prize fund on the PGA Tour is approximately $250 million. On the European Tour, it is over £80 million or around $150 million, around 60 percent of what the American tour offers. However, both of these totals include around $50 million in prize money for seven co-sanctioned events, namely the majors and the World Golf Championships. Excluding these, the European Tour offers approximately 50 percent as much prize money as the PGA Tour. It can be argued that since PGA Tour members have had far more wins and top 10 finishes in the seven co-sanctioned events in recent years, the 50 percent figure is a better reflection of the actual financial resources of the European Tour relative to its rival. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ...


Leaving aside the majors and World Golf Championship events, which are the most lucrative on the schedule, there is still much more variation in prize funds on the European Tour than on the PGA Tour. Two key tiers can be identified: those not far away from a million Euros, and those in the three to four million Euros range. Most of the former group are for co-sponsored events outside Europe and most of the latter are for events staged in Europe. At an exchange rate of around 1.3 Euros to the dollar the richer group of European tournaments offer only a little less prize money than a typical "regular" event on the PGA Tour, with its 2005 prize fund of $5-5.5 million.


The prize funds of many European Tour events have increased rapidly since the late 1990s. Nonetheless, in 2005, an increasing amount of media attention was given to the perceived failure of the European Tour to attract as many leading players to its events as in the recent past. It is unclear how this contradiction between the Tour's apparently weakening on-course position and its seemingly strong sponsorship position will play out in the future. The role of Asia may be crucial; in November 2005 a new European Tour-sanctioned event in China called the HSBC Champions tournament was played for the first time. With a purse of $5 million, it was by far the richest tournament ever played in Asia. The HSBC Champions tournament is a mens professional golf tournament which will be played for the first time in Shanghai, China on 10-13 November 2005. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


The structure of the European Tour season

Outline of the season

The table below illustrates the structure of the European season. The events shown are for the 2007 season, but there are only minor variations in the overall pattern from one year to the next. Tournaments sometimes change venue, and quite often change name, especially when they get a new sponsor, but the principal events have fixed and traditional places in the schedule, and this determines the rhythm of the season.


Since 2000 the season has actually started late in the previous calendar year, but the seasons are still named by calendar year, rather than for example 2005-06 to reflect the actual span of play. The 2007 schedule includes six events held late in the previous year. All of the events up until late March take place outside of Europe, and most of these are co-sanctioned with other tours. The 2007 season includes four events in China (plus one in Hong Kong, China), three events in South Africa, two in the United Arab Emirates and single events in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Qatar. All four major championships are official stops on the European Tour, as are the three individual World Golf Championships events, and the majority of these events take place in the U.S. From around the end of March the tour plays mainly in Europe, and the events in its home continent generally have higher prize money than those elsewhere, apart from the ones in the U.S. The season ends with the Volvo Masters, the equivalent of the PGA Tour's Tour Championship, which is normally scheduled to end on the last Sunday of October, but in 2007 will occur in November. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... The Volvo Masters is the concluding official money event of the PGA European Tour season, the equivalent of the Tour Championship on the PGA Tour. ... THE TOUR Championship (the capitalisation is official) is the final event of golfs PGA TOUR season. ...


2007 Schedule

The table below shows the 2007 schedule. There are 52 official money events, of which the first six events take place in late 2006. The season runs for 52 weeks, with a three week break over Christmas and the New Year, and one week when the only event is an unofficial money team tournament. There are four weeks when two official money events are played.


The numbers in brackets after the winners' names show the number of career wins they had on the European Tour up to and including that event. This is only shown for members of the European Tour. To give such a number for non-members would misrepresent the amount of time some international golfers spend on the European Tour; as the Tour co-sanctions the major championships and World Golf Championships events, some top players accumulate a significant number of wins in European Tour sanctioned events without really playing on it.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Ranking points[1] Notes
9-12 Nov HSBC Champions Tournament China Yang Yong-eun (1) 26 (52) Co-sanctioned by three other tours
16-19 Nov UBS Hong Kong Open Hong Kong, China Flag of Spain José Manuel Lara (1) 16 (32) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
23-26 Nov MasterCard Masters Australia Justin Rose (3) 15 (30) Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
30 Nov-3 Dec Blue Chip New Zealand Open New Zealand Flag of Australia Nathan Green (1) 10 (20) Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
7-10 Dec Dunhill Championship South Africa Flag of Spain Alvaro Quiros (1) 9 (18) Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
14-17 Dec South African Airways Open South Africa Flag of South Africa Ernie Els (22) 16 (32) Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
11-14 Jan Joburg Open South Africa Flag of Argentina Ariel Cañete (1) 10 (20) New tournament; co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
18-21 Jan Abu Dhabi Golf Championship United Arab Emirates Paul Casey (8) 22 (44) In Asia, but not co-sanctioned
25-28 Jan The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Qatar Flag of South Africa Retief Goosen (14) 24 (48) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
1-4 Feb Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates Flag of Sweden Henrik Stenson (5) 25 (50) In Asia, but not co-sanctioned
8-11 Feb Maybank Malaysian Open Malaysia Flag of Sweden Peter Hedblom (2) 13 (26) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
15-18 Feb Indonesia Open Indonesia Mikko Ilonen (1) 10 (20) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
22-25 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship United States Flag of Sweden Henrik Stenson (6) 38 (76) World Golf Championships
1-4 Mar Johnnie Walker Classic Varies (Thailand in 2007) Flag of South Africa Anton Haig (1) 20 (40) Co-sanctioned with the Asian and Australasian tours.
8-11 Mar Singapore Masters Singapore Liang Wen-Chong (1) 15 (30) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
15-18 Mar TCL Classic China Flag of Thailand Chapchai Nirat (1) 10 (20) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
22-25 Mar WGC-CA Championship United States Flag of United States Tiger Woods (N/A) 38 (76) World Golf Championships
22-25 Mar Madeira Island Open Portugal Flag of Argentina Daniel Vancsik (1) 12 (24) First event in Europe; alternate to the WGC event
29 Mar - 1 Apr Portuguese Open Portugal Flag of Spain Pablo Martin-Benavides (1) 12 (24) First ever European Tour win by an amateur
5-8 Apr The Masters United States Flag of United States Zach Johnson (N/A) 50 (100) Major championship
12-15 Apr Volvo China Open China Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
19-22 Apr BMW Asian Open China Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
26-29 Apr Open de Espana Spain
3-6 May Telecom Italia Open Italy
10-13 May Valle Romano Open de Andalucia Spain New tournament
17-20 May Nissan Irish Open Republic of Ireland
24-27 May BMW PGA Championship England The European Tour's "Home Tournament"
31 May - 3 Jun Celtic Manor Wales Open Wales
7-10 Jun BA-CA Golf Open Austria
14-17 Jun U.S. Open United States 50 (100) Major championship
14-17 Jun Aa St Omer Open France Alternate to the U.S. Open
21-24 Jun BMW International Open Germany
28 Jun - 1 Jul Open de France France
5-8 Jul Smurfit European Open Republic of Ireland
12-15 Jul Barclays Scottish Open Scotland Likely to be the richest sole-sanctioned event in 2007. [2]
19-22 Jul The Open Championship United Kingdom 50 (100) Major championship
26-29 Jul Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe Germany
2-5 Aug WGC-Bridgestone Invitational United States World Golf Championships
2-5 Aug Russian Open Russia Alternate to the WGC event
9-12 Aug PGA Championship United States 50 (100) Major championship
16-19 Aug Scandinavian Masters Sweden
23-26 Aug KLM Open Netherlands
30 Aug - 2 Sep Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles Scotland
6-9 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland
13-16 Sep Mercedes-Benz European Championship Germany Returns after a one-year hiatus.
20-23 Sep Quinn Direct British Masters England
27-30 Sep Seve Trophy varies (Republic of Ireland in 2007) Team event - Continental Europe v. Great Britain & Ireland. Unofficial prize money
4-7 Oct Dunhill Links Championship Scotland Celebrity pro-am
11-14 Oct HSBC World Match Play Championship England 16 man matchplay event. Highest 1st prize in golf.
11-14 Oct Open de Madrid Spain Alternate to the HSBC World Match Play Championship
18-21 Oct Portugal Masters Portugal New tournament
25-28 Oct Mallorca Classic Spain
1-4 Nov Volvo Masters Spain The "Tour Championship"

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The MasterCard Masters is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Justin Rose is an English professional golfer. ... The PGA Tour of Australasia is a prominent golf tour for men. ... The New Zealand Open, which is currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Blue Chip New Zealand Open, is the leading mens golf tournament in New Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Nathan Green - Independent Filmmaker & Founder of Shadow Shade Studios - www. ... The PGA Tour of Australasia is a prominent golf tour for men. ... The Dunhill Championship is a mens professional golf tournament which is played in South Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Álvaro Quirós (born 21 January 1983) is a Spanish golfer. ... The Sunshine Tour is a mens professional golf tour based in Southern Africa. ... The South African Open is one of the principal golf tournaments on the Sunshine Tour and since 1997 it has been co-sanctioned by the PGA European Tour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... The Sunshine Tour is a mens professional golf tour based in Southern Africa. ... The Joburg Open is a mens professional golf tournament which will be played for the first time on January 11 to January 14, 2007, at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club in Johannesburg, South Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... The Sunshine Tour is a mens professional golf tour based in Southern Africa. ... The Abu Dhabi Golf Championship is a new European Tour golf tournament to be held at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club by Sheraton in Abu Dhabi in the United Emirates which will be staged for the first time in January 2006. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Paul Casey (b. ... The Qatar Masters, which was established in 1998 is one of the two PGA European Tour golf tournaments which are staged in the Gulf States, the other being the Dubai Desert Classic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969) is a South African professional golfer who has been in the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings for several years. ... The Asian Golf Tour is the principal mens professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has a separate tour. ... 18th hole during Dubal Desert Classic 2001 The Dubai Desert Classic is an annual professional golf tournament which is usually played in February or March. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Henrik Stenson (born 5 April 1976 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish golfer. ... The Malaysian Open is a mens professional golf tournament. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Peter Hedblom (born 20 January 1970) is a Swedish golfer who turned professional in 1988. ... The Asian Golf Tour is the principal mens professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has a separate tour. ... The Indonesia Open is a golf tournament played in Jakarta Indonesia which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland_(bordered). ... Mikko Ilonen (born December 18, 1979 in Lahti, Finland) is a professional golf player. ... The Asian Golf Tour is the principal mens professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has a separate tour. ... The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Henrik Stenson (born 5 April 1976 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish golfer. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... The Johnnie Walker Classic is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is played in the Asia Pacific region. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Anton Jason Haig (born 8 May 1986) is a South African golfer. ... The Asian Golf Tour is the principal mens professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has a separate tour. ... The PGA Tour of Australasia is a prominent golf tour for men. ... The Singapore Masters is an annual mens professional golf tournament which has been played in Singapore since 2001. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... 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Order of Merit winners

The European Tour's money list is known as the "Order of Merit". It is calculated in euro, although around half of the events have prize funds which are fixed in Pounds sterling or U.S. Dollars. In these instances the amounts are converted into euro at the exchange rate for the week that the tournament is played. For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation) or EUR (disambiguation). ...

Year Order of Merit leader Country Earnings (€)
2006 Padraig Harrington Ireland 2,489,337
2005 Colin Montgomerie Flag of Scotland Scotland 2,794,223
2004 Ernie Els Flag of South Africa South Africa 4,061,905
2003 Ernie Els Flag of South Africa South Africa 2,975,374
2002 Retief Goosen Flag of South Africa South Africa 2,360,128
2001 Retief Goosen Flag of South Africa South Africa 2,862,806
2000 Lee Westwood England 3,125,147
1999 Colin Montgomerie Flag of Scotland Scotland 1,822,880

Up to 1998, the Order of Merit was calculated in Pounds sterling. // Pádraig Harrington (born 31 August 1971 in Ballyroan, Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer and former #6 in the world who has won ten tournaments on the European Tour and two on the PGA Tour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969) is a South African professional golfer who has been in the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings for several years. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969) is a South African professional golfer who has been in the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings for several years. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Lee Westwood (born 24 April 1973) is an English professional golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I...

Year Order of Merit leader Country Earnings (£)
1998 Colin Montgomerie Flag of Scotland Scotland 993,077
1997 Colin Montgomerie Flag of Scotland Scotland 798,948
1996 Colin Montgomerie Flag of Scotland Scotland 875,146
1995 Colin Montgomerie Flag of Scotland Scotland 835,051
1994 Colin Montgomerie Flag of Scotland Scotland 762,720
1993 Colin Montgomerie Flag of Scotland Scotland 613,683
1992 Nick Faldo England 708,522
1991 Seve Ballesteros Flag of Spain Spain 545,354
1990 Ian Woosnam Wales 574,166
1989 Ronan Rafferty Northern Ireland 400,311
1988 Seve Ballesteros Flag of Spain Spain 451,560
1987 Ian Woosnam Wales 253,717
1986 Seve Ballesteros Flag of Spain Spain 242,209
1985 Sandy Lyle Flag of Scotland Scotland 162,553
1984 Bernhard Langer Flag of West Germany West Germany 139,344
1983 Nick Faldo England 119,416
1982 Greg Norman Flag of Australia Australia 66,406
1981 Bernhard Langer Flag of West Germany West Germany 81,036
1980 Sandy Lyle Flag of Scotland Scotland 66,060
1979 Sandy Lyle Flag of Scotland Scotland 49,233
1978 Seve Ballesteros Flag of Spain Spain 54,348
1977 Seve Ballesteros Flag of Spain Spain 46,436
1976 Seve Ballesteros Flag of Spain Spain 39,504
1975 Dale Hayes South Africa 20,508

Before 1975 the Order of Merit award was based on a points system, so it was not necessarily headed by the golfer who won the most money. Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Nick Faldo on the cover of his autobiography. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... 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Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... // Alexander Walter Barr Sandy Lyle (born February 9, 1958) is a Scottish golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Nick Faldo on the cover of his autobiography. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... // Alexander Walter Barr Sandy Lyle (born February 9, 1958) is a Scottish golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... // Alexander Walter Barr Sandy Lyle (born February 9, 1958) is a Scottish golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Dale Hayes (born 1 Jul 1952) is a South African golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994. ...

Year Order of Merit leader Country Earnings (£) Leading money winner Country Earnings (£)
1974 Peter Oosterhuis England 32,127 Peter Oosterhuis England 32,127
1973 Peter Oosterhuis England 17,455 Tony Jacklin England 24,840
1972 Peter Oosterhuis England 18,525 Bob Charles England 18,538
1971 Peter Oosterhuis England 9,270 Gary Player England 11,281

The European Tour officially began in 1972, but there is money list for 1971 on the Tour's official site and unofficial or semi-official money lists existed before that. For full Order of Merit details for each season from 1971 onwards click here. Peter Oosterhuis (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Peter Oosterhuis (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Peter Oosterhuis (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Tony Jacklin (born July 7, 1944) is an English golfer, who was arguably the most successful UK player of his generation. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Peter Oosterhuis (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Bob Charles may be: the champion golfer, go to Bob Charles (golfer) the Australian Liberal politician, go to Bob Charles (Australian politician) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Peter Oosterhuis (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Gary Jim Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the games history. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...


Leading career money winners

The table below shows the top ten career money leaders on the European Tour at 26 February 2007. Due to increases in prize money over the years it is dominated by current players. The figures are not the players' complete career earnings as most of them have earned millions more on other tours (especially the PGA Tour) or from unofficial events. In addition, elite golfers often earn several times as much from endorsements and golf related business interests as they do from prize money. February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1. Colin Montgomerie Flag of Scotland Scotland 21,537,426
2. Ernie Els Flag of South Africa South Africa 19,151,036
3. Retief Goosen Flag of South Africa South Africa 16,525,483
4. Darren Clarke Northern Ireland 15,432,687
5. Padraig Harrington Ireland 14,734,667
6. Lee Westwood England 12,760,410
7. Bernhard Langer Flag of Germany Germany 12,231,109
8. Thomas Bjørn Flag of Denmark Denmark 11,658,676
9. José María Olazábal Flag of Spain Spain 11,340,985
10. Miguel Angel Jimenez Flag of Spain Spain 11,297,260

There is a full list on the European Tour's website here. The euro (symbol: €; banking code: EUR) is the currency of twelve European Union member states: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain, collectively known as the Eurozone. ... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969) is a South African professional golfer who has been in the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings for several years. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Darren Clarke (born in Dungannon, County Tyrone on August 14, 1968) is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who plays on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland_(bordered). ... Anthem: UK: God Save the Queen Regional: (de facto) Londonderry Air Capital Belfast Largest city Belfast Official languages English (de facto), Irish, Ulster Scots 3, BSL, NISL, ISL Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Ian Paisley  - Deputy First Minister... // Pádraig Harrington (born 31 August 1971 in Ballyroan, Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer and former #6 in the world who has won ten tournaments on the European Tour and two on the PGA Tour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... Lee Westwood (born 24 April 1973) is an English professional golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Thomas Bjørn (born 18 February 1971) is a Danish golfer who plays on the European Tour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Miguel Angel Jiménez (birth: January 5, 1964) is a Spanish golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ...


Rookies of the year

The European Tour's Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award is named after the English three time Open Champion Sir Henry Cotton. The winner is now selected by a panel comprising the PGA European Tour, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews and the Association of Golf Writers. It is usually given to the rookie who places highest on the Order of Merit, but this is not always the case. The award predates the founding of the formal tour in 1972. The table below is incomplete, but there have probably been five years when no award was made.[3] 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... Henry Cotton (Born Jan. ...

Year Winner Country
2006 Marc Warren Flag of Scotland Scotland
2005 Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño Flag of Spain Spain
2004 Scott Drummond Flag of Scotland Scotland
2003 Peter Lawrie Ireland
2002 Nick Dougherty England
2001 Paul Casey England
2000 Ian Poulter England
1999 Sergio García Flag of Spain Spain
1998 Olivier Edmond Flag of France France
1997 Scott Henderson Flag of Scotland Scotland
1996 Thomas Bjørn Flag of Denmark Denmark
1995 Jarmo Sandelin Flag of Sweden Sweden
1994 Jonathan Lomas England
1993 Gary Orr Flag of Scotland Scotland
1992 Jim Payne England
1991 Per-Ulrik Johansson Flag of Sweden Sweden
1990 Russell Claydon England
1989 Paul Broadhurst England
1988 Colin Montgomerie Flag of Scotland Scotland
1987 Peter Baker England
1986 José María Olazábal Flag of Spain Spain
1985 Paul Thomas Wales
1984 Philip Parkin Wales
1983 Grant Turner England
1982 Gordon Brand Jnr Flag of Scotland Scotland
1981 Jeremy Bennett England
1980 Paul Hoad England
1979 Mike Miller Flag of Scotland Scotland
1978 Sandy Lyle Flag of Scotland Scotland
1977 Nick Faldo England
1976 Mark James England
1975
1974
1973 Pip Elson England
1972 Sam Torrance Flag of Scotland Scotland
1971 David Llewellyn Wales
1970
1969 Peter Oosterhuis England
1968 Bernard Gallacher Flag of Scotland Scotland
1967
1966 Robin Liddle Flag of Scotland Scotland
1965
1964
1963 Tony Jacklin England
1962
1961
1960

Marc Warren (born 1 April 1981) is a Scottish golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (born 13 October 1980 in Madrid) is a Spanish golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Scott Drummond (born 29 May 1974) is a British golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Peter Lawrie (born 22 March, 1974) is a Irish golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... Nick Dougherty (born in Liverpool on 24 May 1982) is an English golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Paul Casey (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Ian Poulter (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Sergio García (born January 9, 1980), nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish professional golfer who plays on both the United States PGA Tour and the European Tour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Philip Parkin (born 29 January 1970) is a French golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Scott Henderson (born 10 September 1969 in Aberdeen) is a Scottish golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Thomas Bjørn (born 18 February 1971) is a Danish golfer who plays on the European Tour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Jarmo Sandelin (born in Finland on 10 May 1967) is a Swedish golfer who plays on the European Tour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Jonathan Lomas (born 7 May 1968) is an English golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Gary Orr (born in Helensburgh on May 11, 1967) is a Scottish professional golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Jim Payne (born 17 April 1970 in Louth) is an English golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Per-Ulrik Johansson (born 6 December, 1966) is a Swedish golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Russell Claydon (born in Cambridge on November 19, 1965) is an English golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Paul Broadhurst (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Peter Baker (born 7th October 1967 in Shifnal, Shropshire) is an English golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_(bordered). ... This article is about the country. ... Philip Parkin (born 12 December 1961) is a Welsh golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_(bordered). ... This article is about the country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Gordon Brand, Jnr (born in Kirkcaldy on 19 Aug 1958) is a Scottish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Mike Miller (born 22 April 1951) is a Scottish golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... // Alexander Walter Barr Sandy Lyle (born February 9, 1958) is a Scottish golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Nick Faldo on the cover of his autobiography. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... // Mark Hugh James (born 28 October 1953) is an English golfer who had a long career on the European Tour and captained Europe in the 1999 Ryder Cup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Philip Pip Elson (born 14 April 1954 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom) is an English golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Sam Torrance (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... David Llewellyn (born 18 November 1951), is a Welsh golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_(bordered). ... This article is about the country. ... Peter Oosterhuis (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... // Bernard Gallacher (born 9 February 1949 in Bathgate, Scotland) is a Scottish professional golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Tony Jacklin (born July 7, 1944) is an English golfer, who was arguably the most successful UK player of his generation. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ Each tournament is allocated a certain number of world ranking points, and initially this number is doubled up (see Official World Golf Rankings for more on this somewhat confusing system). Some publications use original points and others use doubled-up points, so both are given here for the sake of clarity.
  2. ^ Subject to Sterling/euro exchange rate on the relevant date. The Scottish Open's prize fund is £3 million and the BMW PGA Championship's is €4,350,000.
  3. ^ Note: Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño was the 41st winner. Thus if the award had been made every year the first award would have been given in 1965, but Jacklin's 1963 win is confirmed by several sources and it is stated on the PGA European Tour's site that the award was founded in 1960.[1]Thus there have probably been five years when no award was made.

// The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ... The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ...

See also

// Top level professional golf consists of a year round schedule of weekly tournaments played all around the world. ... This is a list of golfers who have won ten or more events on the PGA European Tour since it was established in 1970. ... The Challenge Tour is the second tier mens professional golf tour in Europe. ... The Alps Tour is a developmental professional golf tour for men which is sanctioned by the national golf associations of France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Morocco. ... The EPD Tour (in full the European Professional Development Tour) is a developmental professional golf tour based in Germany. ... The PGA EuroPro Tour is a mens professional developmental golf tour. ... The European Seniors Tour is a professional tour for male golfers aged 50 and over. ... // The Ladies European Tour is a professional golf tour for women which was founded in 1979. ...

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