1991 European Tour

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The 1991 European Tour was the 20th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour.[1]

The Order of Merit was won by Spain's Seve Ballesteros.

Schedule[edit]

The table below shows the 1991 European Tour schedule which was made up of 35 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. There were several changes from the previous season, with the return of both the Catalan Open and the Jersey Open, the addition of the Girona Open, the loss of the Atlantic Open, the Dubai Desert Classic (due to the Gulf War), the Tenerife Open, the AGF Open, the El Bosque Open, and the Scandinavian Enterprise Open and the PLM Open merging to create the Scandinavian Masters.

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
21–24 Feb Girona Open Spain England Steven Richardson (1) New Tournament
28 Feb – 3 Mar Fujitsu Mediterranean Open France Wales Ian Woosnam (17)
7–10 Mar Open de Baleares Spain South Africa Gavan Levenson (2)
14–17 Mar Open Catalonia Spain Spain José María Olazábal (10)
21–24 Mar Portuguese Open Portugal England Steven Richardson (2)
28–31 Mar Volvo Open di Firenze Italy Sweden Anders Forsbrand (2)
11–14 Apr Masters Tournament United States Wales Ian Woosnam (18) Unofficial money
11–14 Apr Jersey European Airways Open Jersey Scotland Sam Torrance (14)
18–21 Apr Benson and Hedges International Open England Germany Bernhard Langer (24)
25–28 Apr Madrid Open Spain England Andrew Sherborne (1)
2–5 May Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open France Northern Ireland David Feherty (4)
9–12 May Peugeot Spanish Open Spain Argentina Eduardo Romero (3)
16–19 May Lancia Martini Italian Open Italy Australia Craig Parry (3)
24–27 May Volvo PGA Championship England Spain Seve Ballesteros (44)
30 May – 2 Jun Dunhill British Masters England Spain Seve Ballesteros (45)
6–9 Jun Murphy's Cup England Zimbabwe Tony Johnstone (3)
13–16 Jun U.S. Open United States United States Payne Stewart (n/a) Unofficial money
13–16 Jun Renault Belgian Open Belgium Sweden Per-Ulrik Johansson (1)
20–23 Jun Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland England Nick Faldo (22)
27–30 Jun Peugeot Open de France France Argentina Eduardo Romero (4)
3–6 Jul Torras Monte Carlo Open Monaco Wales Ian Woosnam (19)
10–13 Jul Bell's Scottish Open Scotland Australia Craig Parry (4)
18–21 Jul The Open Championship England Australia Ian Baker-Finch (2)
25–28 Jul Heineken Dutch Open Netherlands United States Payne Stewart (n/a)
1–4 Aug Scandinavian Masters Sweden Scotland Colin Montgomerie (2) New tournament
8–11 Aug PGA Championship United States United States John Daly (1) Unofficial money
8–11 Aug European Pro-Celebrity England England Paul Broadhurst (2)
15–18 Aug NM English Open England England David Gilford (1)
22–25 Aug Volvo German Open Germany Zimbabwe Mark McNulty (11)
29 Aug – 1 Sep GA European Open England Australia Mike Harwood (5)
5–8 Sep Canon European Masters Swiss Open Switzerland South Africa Jeff Hawkes (1)
12–15 Sep Lancome Trophy France New Zealand Frank Nobilo (2)
19–22 Sep Epson Grand Prix of Europe Wales Spain José María Olazábal (11)
26–29 Sep Mitsubishi Austrian Open Austria England Mark Davis (1)
2–6 Oct Mercedes German Masters Germany Germany Bernhard Langer (25)
10–13 Oct BMW International Open Germany Scotland Sandy Lyle (16)
17–20 Oct Toyota World Match Play Championship England Spain Seve Ballesteros (n/a) Unofficial money
24–27 Oct Volvo Masters Spain Australia Rodger Davis (6)

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 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 545,354
2 Steven Richardson  England 393,155
3 Bernhard Langer  Germany 372,703
4 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 343,576
5 Craig Parry  Australia 328,116
6 Rodger Davis  Australia 317,442
7 José María Olazábal  Spain 302,270
8 Ian Woosnam  Wales 257,434
9 David Gilford  England 249,241
10 Nick Faldo  England 245,892

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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