1989 European Tour

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The 1989 European Tour was the 18th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour. It marked the tour's first visit to Asia, with the inaugural Karl Litten Desert Classic.[1]

The Order of Merit was won by Northern Ireland's Ronan Rafferty.

Schedule[edit]

The table below shows the 1989 European Tour schedule which was made up of 36 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Tenerife Open, the Dubai Desert Classic, the Volvo Open Championship, the Murphy's Cup, the BMW International Open and the Catalan Open, which replaced the Barcelona Open.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
23–26 Feb Tenerife Open Spain Spain José María Olazábal (5) New tournament
2–5 Mar Karl Litten Desert Classic United Arab Emirates England Mark James (10) New tournament
9–13 Mar Open Renault de Baleares Spain Sweden Ove Sellberg (2)
16–19 Mar Massimo Dutti Catalan Open Spain England Mark Roe (1) New tournament
24–27 Mar AGF Open France England Mark James (11)
30 Mar–2 Apr Volvo Open Championship Italy Fiji Vijay Singh (1) New tournament
6–9 Apr Jersey European Airways Open Jersey Republic of Ireland Christy O'Connor Jnr (3)
13–16 Apr Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open France England Paul Broadhurst (1)
19–23 Apr Cepsa Madrid Open Spain Spain Seve Ballesteros (40)
27–30 Apr Peugeot Spanish Open Spain West Germany Bernhard Langer (20)
4–7 May Epson Grand Prix of Europe Wales Spain Seve Ballesteros (41)
11–14 May Volvo Belgian Open Belgium England Gordon J. Brand (1)
18–21 May Lancia Italian Open Italy Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty (1)
27–30 May Volvo PGA Championship England England Nick Faldo (17)
1–4 Jun Dunhill British Masters England England Nick Faldo (18)
8–11 Jun Wang Four Stars England Australia Craig Parry (1)
15–18 Jun NM English Open England England Mark James (12)
22–25 Jun Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Wales Ian Woosnam (1)
29 Jun–2 Jul Peugeot Open de France France England Nick Faldo (19)
5–8 Jul Torras Monte Carlo Open Monaco Zimbabwe Mark McNulty (8)
12–15 July Bell's Scottish Open Scotland United States Michael Allen (1)
20–23 Jul The Open Championship Scotland United States Mark Calcavecchia (N/A)
27–30 Jul KLM Dutch Open Netherlands Spain José María Olazábal (6)
3–6 Aug Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty (2)
10–13 Aug Benson and Hedges International Open England Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr (7)
16–19 Aug Murphy's Cup Wales South Africa Hugh Baiocchi (7) New tournament
17–20 Aug PLM Open Sweden Australia Mike Harwood (2)
24–27 Aug German Open West Germany Australia Craig Parry (2)
31 Aug–3 Sept Ebel European Masters Swiss Open Switzerland Spain Seve Ballesteros (42)
7–10 Sept Panasonic European Open England England Andrew Murray (1)
14–17 Sept Lancome Trophy France Argentina Eduardo Romero (1)
5–8 Oct German Masters West Germany West Germany Bernhard Langer (21)
12–15 Oct BMW International Open West Germany Northern Ireland David Feherty (3) New tournament
12–15 Oct Suntory World Match Play England England Nick Faldo (N/A)
19–22 Oct Portuguese Open TPC Portugal Scotland Colin Montgomerie (1)
26–29 Oct Volvo Masters Spain Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty (3)

Order of Merit[edit]

The PGA European Tour's money list was known as the "Volvo Order of Merit". It was based on prize money earned during the season and calculated in Pound sterling.[1]

Position Player Country Prize money (£)
1 Ronan Rafferty  Northern Ireland 400,311
2 José María Olazábal  Spain 336,239
3 Craig Parry  Australia 277,322
4 Nick Faldo  England 261,553
5 Mark James  England 245,917
6 Ian Woosnam  Wales 210,101
7 Bernhard Langer  West Germany 205,195
8 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 202,763
9 Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe 179,694
10 David Feherty  Northern Ireland 178,167

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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