1982 European Tour

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The 1982 European Tour was the 11th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour and organised by the Professional Golfers' Association. It was the first year that the schedule included a tournament outside Europe, visiting North Africa for the Tunisian Open.[1]

The Order of Merit was won by Australia's Greg Norman.


The table below shows the 1982 European Tour schedule which was made up of 27 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 Tunisian Open, the Car Care Plan International and the Sanyo Open, the return of the Portuguese Open, and the loss of the Greater Manchester Open.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
8–11 Apr Masters Tournament* United States United States Craig Stadler (n/a) Unofficial event
15–18 Apr Tunisian Open Tunisia Spain Antonio Garrido (4) New tournament
22–25 Apr Cepsa Madrid Open Spain Spain Seve Ballesteros (17)
29 Apr – 2 May Italian Open Italy England Mark James (5)
6–9 May Paco Rabanne Open de France France Spain Seve Ballesteros (18)
13–16 May Martini International England Scotland Bernard Gallacher (8)
20–23 May Car Care Plan International England England Brian Waites (2) New tournament
28–31 May Sun Alliance PGA Championship England England Tony Jacklin (8)
3–6 Jun Jersey Open Jersey Scotland Bernard Gallacher (9)
10–13 Jun Dunlop Masters England Australia Greg Norman (7)
17–20 Jun U.S. Open* United States United States Tom Watson (n/a) Unofficial event
24–27 Jun Coral Classic Wales Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr (1)
1–4 Jul Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden United States Bob Byman (4)
7–10 Jul State Express Classic England Australia Greg Norman (8)
15–18 Jul The Open Championship England United States Tom Watson (n/a)
22–25 Jul Lawrence Batley International England Scotland Sandy Lyle (7)
27 Jul – 1 Aug Lufthansa German Open West Germany West Germany Bernhard Langer (4)
5–8 Aug PGA Championship* United States United States Raymond Floyd (n/a) Unofficial event
5–8 Aug KLM Dutch Open Netherlands England Paul Way (1)
12–15 Aug Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland John O'Leary (2)
19–22 Aug Benson and Hedges International Open England Australia Greg Norman (9)
26–29 Aug Ebel Swiss Open Switzerland Wales Ian Woosnam (1)
2–5 Sep European Open England Spain Manuel Piñero (7)
16–19 Sep Haig Whisky TPC Scotland England Nick Faldo (5)
23–26 Sep Bob Hope British Classic England Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr (2)
30 Sep – 3 Oct Benson and Hedges Spanish Open Spain Scotland Sam Torrance (4)
7–10 Oct Sanyo Open Spain England Neil Coles (7) New tournament
14–17 Oct Suntory World Match Play England Spain Seve Ballesteros (n/a) Unofficial event
21–24 Oct Lancome Trophy France Australia David Graham (n/a)
4–7 Nov Portuguese Open Portugal Scotland Sam Torrance (5)

*The three majors played in the United States were not official money events, but wins in them were retroactively made official.

Official Money List[edit]

The PGA European Tour's money list was known as the "Official Money List". It was based on prize money earned during the season and calculated in Pound sterling.

Position Player Country Prize money (£)
1 Greg Norman  Australia 66,406
2 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 61,518
3 Sam Torrance  Scotland 61,517
4 Nick Faldo  England 56,884
5 Manuel Piñero  Spain 54,211
6 Bernhard Langer  West Germany 43,848
7 Gordon Brand, Jnr  Scotland 38,842
8 Ian Woosnam  Wales 38,820
9 Bernard Gallacher  Scotland 38,589
10 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 38,437

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 

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