1999 European Tour

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The 1999 European Tour was the 28th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour.[1]

The Order of Merit was won by Scotland's Colin Montgomerie.


The table below shows the 1999 European Tour schedule which was made up of 42 regular tournaments, which included the four major championships and the major national opens around Europe. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of three World Golf Championships, the Malaysian Open, the Estoril Open, the West of Ireland Golf Classic, the Scottish PGA Championship and the Sarazen World Open, and the loss of the Johnnie Walker Classic due to rescheduling from January to November, the Cannes Open and the Open Novotel Perrier. Money earned from the U.S. Open, U.S. PGA Championship and World Golf Championships counted towards the Order of Merit.

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
14–17 Jan Alfred Dunhill South African PGA Championship South Africa South Africa Ernie Els (7)
21–24 Jan Mercedes-Benz - Vodacom South African Open South Africa South Africa David Frost (2)
28–31 Jan Heineken Classic Australia Australia Jarrod Moseley (1)
4–7 Feb Benson and Hedges Malaysian Open Malaysia United States Gerry Norquist (1) New tournament
11–14 Feb Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates England David Howell (1)
17–20 Feb Qatar Masters Qatar Scotland Paul Lawrie (2)
24–28 Feb WGC-Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship United States United States Jeff Maggert (n/a)
4–7 Mar Algarve Portuguese Open Portugal England Van Phillips (1)
11–14 Mar Turespana Masters - Open Andalucia Spain Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez (5)
25–28 Mar Madeira Island Open Portugal Spain Pedro Linhart (1)
8–11 Apr Masters Tournament United States Spain José María Olazábal (19) Unofficial money
15–18 Apr Estoril Open Portugal France Jean-François Remésy (1) New tournament
22–25 Apr Peugeot Open de Espana Spain Sweden Jarmo Sandelin (3)
29 Apr–2 May Fiat and Fila Italian Open Italy Scotland Dean Robertson (1)
6–9 May Novotel Perrier Open de France France South Africa Retief Goosen (3)
13–16 May Benson and Hedges International Open England Scotland Colin Montgomerie (18)
21–24 May Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe Germany United States Tiger Woods (n/a)
28–31 May Volvo PGA Championship England Scotland Colin Montgomerie (19)
3–6 Jun Compass Group English Open England Northern Ireland Darren Clarke (5)
10–13 Jun German Open Germany Sweden Jarmo Sandelin (4)
17–20 Jun Moroccan Open Morocco Spain Miguel Ángel Martín (3)
17–20 Jun U.S. Open United States United States Payne Stewart (n/a)
24–27 Jun Compaq European Grand Prix England Wales David Park (1)
1–4 Jul Murphy's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Spain Sergio García (1)
8–11 Jul Standard Life Loch Lomond Scotland Scotland Colin Montgomerie (20)
15–18 Jul The Open Championship Scotland Scotland Paul Lawrie (3)
22–25 Jul TNT Dutch Open Netherlands England Lee Westwood (7)
30 Jul–2 Aug Smurfit European Open Republic of Ireland England Lee Westwood (8)
5–8 Aug Volvo Scandinavian Masters Sweden Scotland Colin Montgomerie (21)
12–15 Aug U.S. PGA Championship United States United States Tiger Woods (n/a)
12–15 Aug West of Ireland Golf Classic Republic of Ireland Italy Costantino Rocca (5) New tournament.
Alternate to U.S. PGA
19–22 Aug BMW International Open Germany Scotland Colin Montgomerie (22)
26–29 Aug WGC-NEC Invitational United States United States Tiger Woods (n/a)
27–30 Aug Scottish PGA Championship Scotland England Warren Bennett (1) New tournament.
Alternate to WGC
2–5 Sept Canon European Masters Switzerland England Lee Westwood (9)
9–12 Sept Victor Chandler British Masters England United States Bob May (1)
16–19 Sept Trophée Lancôme France Sweden Pierre Fulke (1)
24–27 Sept Ryder Cup United States  United States Team event
30 Sept–3 Oct Linde German Masters Germany Spain Sergio García (2)
7–10 Oct Alfred Dunhill Cup Scotland  Spain Team event.
Unofficial money
14–17 Oct Cisco World Match Play Championship England Scotland Colin Montgomerie (n/a) Unofficial money
14–17 Oct Sarazen World Open Spain Denmark Thomas Bjørn (4) New tournament
21–24 Oct Belgacom Open Belgium Sweden Robert Karlsson (3)
28–31 Oct Volvo Masters Spain Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez (6)
4–7 Nov WGC-American Express Championship Spain United States Tiger Woods (n/a)
18–21 Nov World Cup of Golf Malaysia  United States Team event.
Unofficial money

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 Euro.[1]

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 1,822,880
2 Lee Westwood  England 1,320,805
3 Sergio García  Spain 1,317,693
4 Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 1,148,290
5 Retief Goosen  South Africa 1,059,985
6 Paul Lawrie  Scotland 901,453
7 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 855,163
8 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 731,291
9 Jarmo Sandelin  Sweden 629,132
10 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 622,852

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on 4 April 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 

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