2002 European Tour

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The 2002 European Tour was the 31st season of golf tournaments since the European Tour officially began in 1972. The 2002 season consisted of 45 official money events, which included the four major championships and three World Golf Championships which were also sanctioned by the PGA Tour. Also on the schedule were two team events, the Seve Trophy and the Ryder Cup.

The Order of Merit was won by Retief Goosen.

Table of results[edit]

Dates Tournament Host country Winner
22–25 Nov BMW Asian Open Taiwan Sweden Jarmo Sandelin
29 Nov–2 Dec Omega Hong Kong Open Hong Kong Spain José María Olazábal
10–13 Jan Bell's South African Open South Africa South Africa Tim Clark
17–20 Jan Dunhill Championship South Africa England Justin Rose
24–27 Jan Johnnie Walker Classic Australia South Africa Retief Goosen
31 Jan–3 Feb Heineken Classic Australia South Africa Ernie Els
7–10 Feb ANZ Championship Australia Sweden Richard S. Johnson
20–24 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship United States United States Kevin Sutherland
21–24 Feb Caltex Singapore Masters Singapore India Arjun Atwal
28 Feb–3 Mar Carlsberg Malaysian Open Malaysia Scotland Alastair Forsyth
7–10 Mar Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates South Africa Ernie Els
14–17 Mar Qatar Masters Qatar Australia Adam Scott
21–24 Mar Madeira Island Open Portugal Spain Diego Borrego
4–7 Apr Algarve Open de Portugal Portugal Sweden Carl Pettersson
11–14 Apr Masters Tournament United States United States Tiger Woods
17–21 Apr Seve Trophy Republic of Ireland Great Britain & Ireland
25–28 Apr Canarias Open de España Spain Spain Sergio García
2–5 May Novotel Perrier Open de France France England Malcolm MacKenzie
9–12 May Benson and Hedges International Open England Argentina Ángel Cabrera
16–19 May Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe Germany United States Tiger Woods
23–26 May Volvo PGA Championship England Denmark Anders Hansen
30 May–2 Jun Victor Chandler British Masters England England Justin Rose
6–9 Jun Compass Group English Open England Northern Ireland Darren Clarke
13–16 Jun U.S. Open United States United States Tiger Woods
20–23 Jun Great North Open England England Miles Tunnicliff
27–30 Jun Murphy's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Denmark Søren Hansen
4–7 Jul Smurfit European Open England New Zealand Michael Campbell
11–14 Jul Barclays Scottish Open Scotland Argentina Eduardo Romero
18–21 Jul The Open Championship Scotland South Africa Ernie Els
25–28 Jul TNT Open Netherlands Germany Tobias Dier
1–4 Aug Volvo Scandinavian Masters Sweden Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell
8–11 Aug Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open Wales Scotland Paul Lawrie
15–18 Aug North West of Ireland Open Republic of Ireland Sweden Adam Mednick
15–18 Aug PGA Championship United States United States Rich Beem
22–25 Aug Diageo Scottish PGA Championship Scotland Australia Adam Scott
22–25 Aug WGC-NEC Invitational United States Australia Craig Parry
29 Aug–1 Sept BMW International Open Germany Denmark Thomas Bjørn
5–8 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland Sweden Robert Karlsson
12–15 Sep Linde German Masters Germany Australia Stephen Leaney
19–22 Sep WGC-American Express Championship United States United States Tiger Woods
27–29 Sep Ryder Cup England Europe
3–6 Oct Dunhill Links Championship Scotland Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
10–13 Oct Trophée Lancôme France Germany Alex Čejka
17–20 Oct Cisco World Match Play Championship England South Africa Ernie Els
24–27 Oct Telefonica Open de Madrid Spain Denmark Steen Tinning
31 Oct–3 Nov Italian Open Telecom Italia Italy England Ian Poulter
7–10 Nov Volvo Masters Andalucia Spain Scotland Colin Montgomerie
Germany Bernhard Langer (tie)

Order of Merit[edit]

In 2002, the European Tour's money list was known as the "Order of Merit". It was calculated in euro, although around half of the events had prize funds which were fixed in other currencies, mostly either British pounds or U.S. dollars. In these instances the amounts were converted into euro at the exchange rate for the week that the tournament was played. The top 10 golfers in 2002 were:

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1 Retief Goosen  South Africa 2,360,128
2 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 2,334,655
3 Ernie Els  South Africa 2,251,708
4 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 1,980,720
5 Eduardo Romero  Argentina 1,811,330
6 Sergio García  Spain 1,488,728
7 Adam Scott  Australia 1,361,776
8 Michael Campbell  New Zealand 1,325,404
9 Justin Rose  England 1,323,529
10 Paul Lawrie  Scotland 1,151,434

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