1986 European Tour

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The 1986 European Tour was the 15th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour.

The Order of Merit was won by Spain's Seve Ballesteros, who won six tournaments during the season.


The table below shows the 1986 European Tour schedule which was made up of 27 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Epson Grand Prix of Europe and the PLM Open, the return of the Scottish Open, and the loss of the Tunisian Open, the Glasgow Open and the GSI L'Equipe Open.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
17–20 Apr Suze Open France South Africa John Bland
24–27 Apr Cepsa Madrid Open Spain England Howard Clark
1–4 May Italian Open Italy Northern Ireland David Feherty
9–11 May Epson Grand Prix of Europe Match Play Championship Wales Sweden Ove Sellberg New tournament
16–18 May Peugeot Spanish Open Spain England Howard Clark
23–26 May Whyte & Mackay PGA Championship England Australia Rodger Davis
29 May–1 Jun London Standard Four Stars National Pro-Celebrity England Spain Antonio Garrido
5–8 Jun Dunhill British Masters England Spain Seve Ballesteros
12–15 Jun Jersey Open Jersey England John Morgan
19–22 Jun Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Spain Seve Ballesteros
25–28 Jun Johnnie Walker Monte Carlo Open Monaco Spain Seve Ballesteros
3–7 Jul Peugeot Open de France France Spain Seve Ballesteros
9–12 July Car Care Plan International England Wales Mark Mouland
17–20 Jul The Open Championship Scotland Australia Greg Norman
24–27 Jul KLM Dutch Open Netherlands Spain Seve Ballesteros
31 Jul–3 Aug Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden New Zealand Greg Turner
7–10 Aug PLM Open Sweden Australia Peter Senior New tournament
14–17 Aug Benson and Hedges International Open England Scotland Mark James
21–24 Aug Bell's Scottish Open England Northern Ireland David Feherty
28–31 Aug German Open West Germany West Germany Bernhard Langer
4–7 Sept Ebel European Masters Swiss Open Switzerland Spain José María Olazábal
11–14 Sept Panasonic European Open England Australia Greg Norman
18–21 Sept Lawrence Batley International T.P.C. England Wales Ian Woosnam
2–5 Oct Suntory World Match Play England Australia Greg Norman
9–12 Oct Sanyo Open Spain Spain José María Olazábal
16–19 Oct Lancome Trophy France Spain Seve Ballesteros
West Germany Bernhard Langer
23–26 Nov Portuguese Open Portugal Zimbabwe Mark McNulty

Order of Merit[edit]

The PGA European Tour's money list was known as the "Order of Merit". It was based on prize money earned during the season and calculated in Pound sterling. In 1986 the minimum number of tournaments needed to qualify for the Order of Merit was increased from seven to nine.[1]

Position Player Country Prize money (£)
1 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 242,209
2 José María Olazábal  Spain 136,775
3 Howard Clark  England 121,903
4 Ian Woosnam  Wales 111,799
5 Gordon J. Brand  England 106,314
6 Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe 101,327
7 Rodger Davis  Australia 95,429
8 Anders Forsbrand  Sweden 84,706
9 Ronan Rafferty  Northern Ireland 80,336
10 Gordon Brand, Jnr  Scotland 78,639

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 

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