1979 European Tour
The Order of Merit was won by Scotland's Sandy Lyle.
The table below shows the 1979 European Tour schedule which was made up of 24 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. The other tournaments were mostly held in England, Wales and Scotland. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Welsh Golf Classic and Lada English Golf Classic, and the return of the Lancome Trophy.
*The three majors played in the United States were not official money events, but wins in them were retroactively made official.
Order of Merit
The PGA European Tour's money list was known as the "Order of Merit". It was based on a points system, which meant that some players could finish lower than others despite accumulating more prize money.
|Position||Player||Country||Prize money (£)|
|4||Dale Hayes||South Africa||32,540|