2000 European Tour

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The 2000 European Tour was the 29th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour.[1]

The Order of Merit was won by England's Lee Westwood who won six times during the season to end Colin Montgomerie's seven-year reign as Europe's number one.


The table below shows the 2000 European Tour schedule which was made up of 44 regular tournaments, which included the four major championships and the World Golf Championships. There were several changes from the previous season, with the Alfred Dunhill Championship replacing the South African PGA Championship due to sponsorship reasons, the addition of two tournaments celebrating the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil by Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500, the Greg Norman Holden International, The Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open and The Eurobet Seve Ballesteros Trophy, and the loss of the Estoril Open, the German Open and the Sarazen World Open. Money earned from the Masters Tournament counted towards the Order of Merit for the first time.[1]

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
13–16 Jan Alfred Dunhill Championship South Africa England Anthony Wall New tournament
20–23 Jan Mercedes-Benz South African Open South Africa Sweden Mathias Grönberg
27–30 Jan Heineken Classic Australia New Zealand Michael Campbell
3–6 Feb Greg Norman Holden International Australia Australia Lucas Parsons New tournament
10–13 Feb Benson and Hedges Malaysian Open Malaysia Taiwan Yeh Wei-tze
17–20 Feb Algarve Portuguese Open Portugal Scotland Gary Orr
23–27 Feb WGC-Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship United States Northern Ireland Darren Clarke
2–5 Mar Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates Argentina José Cóceres
9–12 Mar Qatar Masters Qatar Netherlands Rolf Muntz
16–19 Mar Madeira Island Open Portugal Sweden Niclas Fasth
23–26 Mar Brazil Rio de Janeiro 500 Years Open Brazil England Roger Chapman New tournament
30 Mar–2 Apr Brazil Sao Paulo 500 Years Open Brazil Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington New tournament
6–9 Apr Masters Tournament United States Fiji Vijay Singh
14–16 Apr The Eurobet Seve Ballesteros Trophy Portugal European Union Continental Europe New tournament.
Team event
20–23 Apr Moroccan Open Méditel Morocco England Jamie Spence
28 Apr–1 May Peugeot Open de Espana Spain England Brian Davis
4–7 May Novotel Perrier Open de France France Scotland Colin Montgomerie
11–14 May Benson and Hedges International Open England Spain José María Olazábal
18–21 May Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe Germany England Lee Westwood
26–29 May Volvo PGA Championship England Scotland Colin Montgomerie
1–4 Jun Compass Group English Open England Northern Ireland Darren Clarke
8–11 Jun The Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open Wales Denmark Steen Tinning New tournament
15–18 Jun U.S. Open United States United States Tiger Woods
22–25 Jun Compaq European Grand Prix England England Lee Westwood
29 Jun–2 Jul Murphy's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Sweden Patrik Sjöland
6–9 Jul Smurfit European Open Republic of Ireland England Lee Westwood
12–15 Jul Standard Life Loch Lomond Scotland South Africa Ernie Els
20–23 Jul The Open Championship Scotland United States Tiger Woods
27–30 Jul TNT Dutch Open Netherlands Australia Stephen Leaney
3–6 Aug Volvo Scandinavian Masters Sweden England Lee Westwood
10–13 Sept Victor Chandler British Masters England Scotland Gary Orr
17–20 Aug U.S. PGA Championship United States United States Tiger Woods
17–20 Aug Buzzgolf.com North West of Ireland Open Republic of Ireland Italy Massimo Scarpa Alternate to U.S. PGA
24–27 Aug WGC-NEC Invitational United States United States Tiger Woods
24–27 Aug Scottish PGA Championship Scotland Sweden Pierre Fulke Alternate to WGC
31 Aug–3 Sept BMW International Open Germany Denmark Thomas Bjørn
7–10 Sept Canon European Masters Switzerland Argentina Eduardo Romero
14–17 Sept Trophée Lancôme France South Africa Retief Goosen
21–24 Sept Belgacom Open Belgium England Lee Westwood
28 Sept–1 Oct Linde German Masters Germany New Zealand Michael Campbell
5–8 Oct Cisco World Match Play Championship England England Lee Westwood Unofficial money
12–15 Oct Alfred Dunhill Cup Scotland  Spain Team event.
Unofficial money
19–22 Oct BBVA Open Turespaña Masters Comunidad de Madrid Spain Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
26–29 Oct Italian Open Italy England Ian Poulter
2–5 Nov Volvo Masters Spain Sweden Pierre Fulke
9–12 Nov WGC-American Express Championship Spain Canada Mike Weir
7–10 Dec WGC-World Cup Argentina  United States Team event.
Unofficial money

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 Euro.[1]

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1 Lee Westwood  England 3,125,147
2 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 2,717,965
3 Ernie Els  South Africa 2,017,248
4 Michael Campbell  New Zealand 1,993,550
5 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 1,929,657
6 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 1,740,917
7 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 1,350,921
8 Phillip Price  Wales 1,331,591
9 José María Olazábal  Spain 1,174,564
10 Gary Orr  Scotland 1,009,473

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on 4 April 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 

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