1983 European Tour

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The 1983 European Tour was the 12th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour and organised by the Professional Golfers' Association.

The Order of Merit was won by England's Nick Faldo, who won five tournaments during the season.


The table below shows the 1983 European Tour schedule which was made up of 28 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 Timex Open and the Glasgow Golf Classic, and the loss of the Welsh Golf Classic.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
7–11 Apr Masters Tournament* United States Spain Seve Ballesteros (19) Unofficial event
14–17 Apr Tunisian Open Tunisia England Mark James (6)
21–24 Apr Cepsa Madrid Open Spain Scotland Sandy Lyle (8)
28 Apr – 1 May Italian Open Italy West Germany Bernhard Langer (5)
5–8 May Paco Rabanne Open de France France England Nick Faldo (6)
12–15 May Martini International England England Nick Faldo (7)
19–22 May Car Care Plan International England England Nick Faldo (8)
27–30 May Sun Alliance PGA Championship England Spain Seve Ballesteros (20)
2–5 Jun Silk Cut Masters Wales Wales Ian Woosnam (2)
8–12 Jun Jersey Open Jersey England Jeff Hall (1)
16–19 Jun U.S. Open* United States United States Larry Nelson (n/a) Unofficial event
16–19 Jun Timex Open France Spain Manuel Ballesteros (1) New tournament
23–26 Jun Glasgow Golf Classic Scotland West Germany Bernhard Langer (6) New tournament
30 Jun – 3 Jul Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden Scotland Sam Torrance (6)
6–9 Jul State Express Classic England South Africa Hugh Baiocchi (6)
14–17 Jul The Open Championship England United States Tom Watson (n/a)
21–24 Jul Lawrence Batley International England England Nick Faldo (9)
28–31 Jul Lufthansa German Open West Germany United States Corey Pavin (1)
4–7 Aug PGA Championship* United States United States Hal Sutton (n/a) Unofficial event
4–7 Aug KLM Dutch Open Netherlands Scotland Ken Brown (2)
11–14 Aug Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Spain Seve Ballesteros (21)
18–21 Aug Benson and Hedges International Open England South Africa John Bland (1)
1–4 Sep Panasonic European Open England Japan Isao Aoki (1)
8–11 Sep Ebel European Masters Swiss Open Switzerland England Nick Faldo (10)
15–18 Sep St. Mellion Timeshare TPC England West Germany Bernhard Langer (7)
22–25 Sep Bob Hope British Classic England Spain José Maria Cañizares (4)
29 Sep – 2 Oct Lancome Trophy France Spain Seve Ballesteros (22)
6–9 Oct Suntory World Match Play England Australia Greg Norman (n/a) Unofficial event
20–23 Oct Benson and Hedges Spanish Open Spain Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy (2)
27–30 Oct Sanyo Open Spain Republic of Ireland Des Smyth (5)
3–6 Nov Portuguese Open Portugal Scotland Sam Torrance (7)

*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 Nick Faldo  England 119,416
2 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 99,502
3 Bernhard Langer  West Germany 73,734
4 José Maria Cañizares  Spain 68,345
5 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 54,218
6 Sam Torrance  Scotland 50,381
7 Ken Brown  Scotland 44,350
8 Eamonn Darcy  Ireland 43,299
9 Ian Woosnam  Wales 43,000
10 Brian Waites  England 42,826

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