1990 European Tour

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The 1990 European Tour was the 19th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour.[1]

The Order of Merit was won by Wales' Ian Woosnam.


The table below shows the 1990 European Tour schedule which was made up of 38 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Atlantic Open, the Amex Med Open, the El Bosque Open and the Austrian Open, and the loss of the Catalan Open and the Jersey Open.

The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names show the number of career wins they had on the European Tour up to and including that event. This is only shown for members of the European Tour.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
15–18 Feb Atlantic Open Portugal Scotland Stephen McAllister (1) New Tournament
22–25 Feb Emirates Airlines Desert Classic United Arab Emirates Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy (4)
1–4 Mar Amex Med Open Spain Wales Ian Woosnam (13) New Tournament
8–11 Mar Open Renault de Baleares Spain Spain Seve Ballesteros (43)
15–18 Mar Tenerife Open Spain Argentina Vicente Fernández (3)
22–25 Mar Volvo Open di Firenze Italy Argentina Eduardo Romero (2)
29 Mar – 1 Apr AGF Open France Australia Brett Ogle (1)
5–8 Apr Masters Tournament United States England Nick Faldo (20) Unofficial money
5–8 Apr El Bosque Open Spain Fiji Vijay Singh (2) New Tournament
13–16 Apr Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open France Zimbabwe Mark McNulty (9)
19–22 Apr Cepsa Madrid Open Spain West Germany Bernhard Langer (22)
26–29 Apr Peugeot Spanish Open Spain Australia Rodger Davis (4)
4–7 May Benson and Hedges International Open England Spain José María Olazábal (7)
10–13 May Peugeot-Trends Belgian Open Belgium Sweden Ove Sellberg (3)
17–20 May Lancia Martini Italian Open Italy England Richard Boxall (1)
25–28 May Volvo PGA Championship England Australia Mike Harwood (3)
31 May – 3 Jun Dunhill British Masters England England Mark James (13)
7–10 Jun Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden United States Craig Stadler (n/a)
14–17 Jun U.S. Open United States United States Hale Irwin (n/a) Unofficial money
14–17 Jun Wang Four Stars England Australia Rodger Davis (5)
21–24 Jun Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Spain José María Olazábal (8)
28 Jun – 1 Jul Peugeot Open de France France Republic of Ireland Philip Walton (1)
4–7 Jul Torras Monte Carlo Open Monaco Wales Ian Woosnam (14)
11–14 Jul Bell's Scottish Open Scotland Wales Ian Woosnam (15)
19–22 Jul The Open Championship Scotland England Nick Faldo (21)
26–29 Jul KLM Dutch Open Netherlands Scotland Stephen McAllister (2)
2–5 Aug PLM Open Sweden Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty (4)
9–12 Aug PGA Championship United States Australia Wayne Grady (2) Unofficial money
9–12 Aug Murphy's Cup England Zimbabwe Tony Johnstone (2)
16–19 Aug NM English Open England England Mark James (14)
23–26 Aug Volvo German Open West Germany Zimbabwe Mark McNulty (10)
30 Aug – 2 Sep Ebel European Masters Swiss Open Switzerland Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty (5)
6–9 Sep Panasonic European Open England Australia Peter Senior (3)
13–16 Sep Lancome Trophy France Spain José María Olazábal (9)
20–23 Sep BMW International Open West Germany United States Paul Azinger (n/a)
20–23 Sep Suntory World Match Play England Wales Ian Woosnam (n/a) Unofficial money
27–30 Sep Epson Grand Prix of Europe Wales Wales Ian Woosnam (16)
4–7 Oct Mercedes German Masters Germany Scotland Sam Torrance (13)
11–14 Oct Austrian Open Austria Germany Bernhard Langer (23) New tournament
18–21 Oct Portuguese Open TPC Portugal England Michael McLean (1)
25–28 Oct Volvo Masters Spain Australia Mike Harwood (4)

Order of Merit[edit]

The PGA European Tour's money list was known as the "Volvo Order of Merit". It was based on prize money earned during the season and calculated in Pound sterling.[1]

Position Player Country Prize money (£)
1 Ian Woosnam  Wales 574,166
2 Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe 507,541
3 José María Olazábal  Spain 434,766
4 Bernhard Langer  Germany 320,450
5 Ronan Rafferty  Northern Ireland 309,851
6 Mike Harwood  Australia 280,084
7 Sam Torrance  Scotland 248,203
8 David Feherty  Northern Ireland 237,830
9 Rodger Davis  Australia 233,842
10 Mark James  England 229,742

See also[edit]


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

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