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]

The numbers in parentheses 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.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner
22–25 Nov BMW Asian Open Taiwan Sweden Jarmo Sandelin (5)
29 Nov–2 Dec Omega Hong Kong Open Hong Kong Spain José María Olazábal (22)
10–13 Jan Bell's South African Open South Africa South Africa Tim Clark (1)
17–20 Jan Dunhill Championship South Africa England Justin Rose (1)
24–27 Jan Johnnie Walker Classic Australia South Africa Retief Goosen (8)
31 Jan–3 Feb Heineken Classic Australia South Africa Ernie Els (9)
7–10 Feb ANZ Championship Australia Sweden Richard S. Johnson (1)
20–24 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship United States United States Kevin Sutherland (n/a)
21–24 Feb Caltex Singapore Masters Singapore India Arjun Atwal (1)
28 Feb–3 Mar Carlsberg Malaysian Open Malaysia Scotland Alastair Forsyth (1)
7–10 Mar Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates South Africa Ernie Els (10)
14–17 Mar Qatar Masters Qatar Australia Adam Scott (2)
21–24 Mar Madeira Island Open Portugal Spain Diego Borrego (2)
4–7 Apr Algarve Open de Portugal Portugal Sweden Carl Pettersson (1)
11–14 Apr Masters Tournament United States United States Tiger Woods (n/a)
17–21 Apr Seve Trophy Republic of Ireland Great Britain & Ireland
25–28 Apr Canarias Open de España Spain Spain Sergio García (4)
2–5 May Novotel Perrier Open de France France England Malcolm MacKenzie (1)
9–12 May Benson and Hedges International Open England Argentina Ángel Cabrera (2)
16–19 May Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe Germany United States Tiger Woods (n/a)
23–26 May Volvo PGA Championship England Denmark Anders Hansen (1)
30 May–2 Jun Victor Chandler British Masters England England Justin Rose (2)
6–9 Jun Compass Group English Open England Northern Ireland Darren Clarke (9)
13–16 Jun U.S. Open United States United States Tiger Woods (n/a)
20–23 Jun Great North Open England England Miles Tunnicliff (1)
27–30 Jun Murphy's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Denmark Søren Hansen (1)
4–7 Jul Smurfit European Open England New Zealand Michael Campbell (5)
11–14 Jul Barclays Scottish Open Scotland Argentina Eduardo Romero (8)
18–21 Jul The Open Championship Scotland South Africa Ernie Els (11)
25–28 Jul TNT Open Netherlands Germany Tobias Dier (2)
1–4 Aug Volvo Scandinavian Masters Sweden Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell (1)
8–11 Aug Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open Wales Scotland Paul Lawrie (5)
15–18 Aug North West of Ireland Open Republic of Ireland Sweden Adam Mednick (1)
15–18 Aug PGA Championship United States United States Rich Beem (n/a)
22–25 Aug Diageo Scottish PGA Championship Scotland Australia Adam Scott (3)
22–25 Aug WGC-NEC Invitational United States Australia Craig Parry (5)
29 Aug–1 Sept BMW International Open Germany Denmark Thomas Bjørn (7)
5–8 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland Sweden Robert Karlsson (5)
12–15 Sep Linde German Masters Germany Australia Stephen Leaney (4)
19–22 Sep WGC-American Express Championship United States United States Tiger Woods (n/a)
27–29 Sep Ryder Cup England Europe
3–6 Oct Dunhill Links Championship Scotland Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (5)
10–13 Oct Trophée Lancôme France Germany Alex Čejka (4)
17–20 Oct Cisco World Match Play Championship (unofficial) England South Africa Ernie Els (n/a)
24–27 Oct Telefonica Open de Madrid Spain Denmark Steen Tinning (2)
31 Oct–3 Nov Italian Open Telecom Italia Italy England Ian Poulter (3)
7–10 Nov Volvo Masters Andalucia Spain Tie:
Scotland Colin Montgomerie (27)
Germany Bernhard Langer (42)

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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