1984 European Tour

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The 1984 European Tour was the 13th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour. It was the first year for the tour as an independent entity, having previously been organised by the Professional Golfers' Association.[1]

The Order of Merit was won by West Germany's Bernhard Langer, who won four tournaments during the season and finished as joint runner-up in The Open Championship.

Schedule[edit]

The table below shows the 1984 European Tour schedule which was made up of 27 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Monte Carlo Open, the Celtic International and the Cannes Open, and the loss of the Martini International, the British Masters and the Bob Hope British Classic. In addition the English Golf Classic was merged with the Lawrence Batley International.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
12–15 Apr Masters Tournament* United States United States Ben Crenshaw (n/a) Unofficial event
12–15 Apr Tunisian Open Tunisia Scotland Sam Torrance (8)
26–29 Apr Cepsa Madrid Open Spain England Howard Clark (3)
3–6 May Italian Open Italy Scotland Sandy Lyle (9)
10–13 May Car Care Plan International England England Nick Faldo (11)
17–20 May Peugeot Open de France France West Germany Bernhard Langer (8)
25–28 May Whyte & Mackay PGA Championship England England Howard Clark (4)
31 May – 3 Jun Jersey Open Jersey Scotland Bernard Gallacher (10)
7–10 Jun St. Mellion Timeshare TPC England Brazil Jaime Gonzalez (1)
14–17 Jun U.S. Open* United States United States Fuzzy Zoeller (n/a) Unofficial event
14–17 Jun Timex Open France Australia Michael Clayton (1)
21–24 Jun Monte Carlo Open Monaco England Ian Mosey (2) New tournament
28 Jun – 1 Jul Glasgow Open Scotland Scotland Ken Brown (3)
5–8 Jul Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden Wales Ian Woosnam (3)
11–14 Jul Lawrence Batley International Golf Classic England Spain José Rivero (1)
19–22 Jul The Open Championship Scotland Spain Seve Ballesteros (23)
26–29 Jul KLM Dutch Open Netherlands West Germany Bernhard Langer (9)
2–5 Aug Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland West Germany Bernhard Langer (10)
9–12 Aug Celtic International Republic of Ireland Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr (3) New tournament
16–19 Aug PGA Championship* United States United States Lee Trevino (n/a) Unofficial event
16–19 Aug Benson and Hedges International Open England Scotland Sam Torrance (9)
23–26 Aug Lufthansa German Open West Germany Australia Wayne Grady (1)
30 Aug – 2 Sep Ebel European Masters Swiss Open Switzerland Canada Jerry Anderson (1)
6–9 Sep Panasonic European Open England Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr (4)
20–23 Sep Sanyo Open Spain Scotland Sam Torrance (10)
27–30 Sep Suntory World Match Play England Spain Seve Ballesteros (n/a) Unofficial event
4–7 Oct Lancome Trophy France Scotland Sandy Lyle (10)
11–14 Oct Benson and Hedges Spanish Open Spain West Germany Bernhard Langer (11)
18–21 Oct Compagnie de Chauffe Cannes Open France South Africa David Frost (1) New tournament
1–4 Nov Portuguese Open Portugal Zimbabwe Tony Johnstone (1)

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

Order of Merit[edit]

The PGA European Tour's money list reverted to its original title as the "Order of Merit", having been known as the "Official Money List" for the preceding four seasons.[1] It was based on prize money earned during the season and calculated in Pound sterling.

Position Player Country Prize money (£)
1 Bernhard Langer  West Germany 139,344
2 Sam Torrance  Scotland 112,657
3 Howard Clark  England 101,903
4 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 99,649
5 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 96,503
6 Ian Woosnam  Wales 62,080
7 Gordon Brand, Jnr  Scotland 59,116
8 José Maria Cañizares  Spain 57,418
9 Jerry Anderson  Canada 56,121
10 David Frost  South Africa 55,642

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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