1980 European Tour
The Order of Merit was won by Scotland's Sandy Lyle.
The table below shows the 1980 European Tour schedule which was made up of 23 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 Newcastle Brown "900" Open, the Merseyside International Open and the Bob Hope British Classic, and the loss of the British PGA Matchplay Championship, the Portuguese Open, the Belgian Open and the Lancome Trophy.
*The three majors played in the United States were not official money events, but wins in them were retroactively made official.
Official Money List
In 1980, the PGA European Tour's money list was retitled as the "Official Money List" having previously been 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 (£)|
|7||José Maria Cañizares||Spain||35,534|
|9||Bernhard Langer||West Germany||32,395|