2002 European Tour

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The 2002 European Tour was the 31st season of golf tournaments since the European Tour officially began in 1972. The 2002 season consisted of 45 official money events, which included the four major championships and three World Golf Championships which were also sanctioned by the PGA Tour. Also on the schedule were two team events, the Seve Trophy and the Ryder Cup.

The Order of Merit was won by Retief Goosen.

Table of results[edit]

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
22–25 Nov BMW Asian Open Taiwan Sweden Jarmo Sandelin (5) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
29 Nov – 2 Dec Omega Hong Kong Open Hong Kong Spain José María Olazábal (22) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
10–13 Jan Bell's South African Open South Africa South Africa Tim Clark (1) Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
17–20 Jan Dunhill Championship South Africa England Justin Rose (1) Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
24–27 Jan Johnnie Walker Classic Australia South Africa Retief Goosen (8) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
and PGA Tour of Australasia
31 Jan – 3 Feb Heineken Classic Australia South Africa Ernie Els (9) Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
7–10 Feb ANZ Championship Australia Sweden Richard S. Johnson (1) Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
20–24 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship United States United States Kevin Sutherland (n/a) World Golf Championships
21–24 Feb Caltex Singapore Masters Singapore India Arjun Atwal (1) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
28 Feb – 3 Mar Carlsberg Malaysian Open Malaysia Scotland Alastair Forsyth (1) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
7–10 Mar Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates South Africa Ernie Els (10)
14–17 Mar Qatar Masters Qatar Australia Adam Scott (2)
21–24 Mar Madeira Island Open Portugal Spain Diego Borrego (2) Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour
4–7 Apr Algarve Open de Portugal Portugal Sweden Carl Pettersson (1)
11–14 Apr Masters Tournament United States United States Tiger Woods (n/a) Major championship
17–21 Apr Seve Trophy Ireland Great Britain & Ireland Team event; unofficial
25–28 Apr Canarias Open de España Spain Spain Sergio García (4)
2–5 May Novotel Perrier Open de France France England Malcolm MacKenzie (1)
9–12 May Benson and Hedges International Open England Argentina Ángel Cabrera (2)
16–19 May Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe Germany United States Tiger Woods (n/a)
23–26 May Volvo PGA Championship England Denmark Anders Hansen (1) The European Tour's flagship event
30 May – 2 Jun Victor Chandler British Masters England England Justin Rose (2)
6–9 Jun Compass Group English Open England Northern Ireland Darren Clarke (9)
13–16 Jun U.S. Open United States United States Tiger Woods (n/a) Major championship
20–23 Jun Great North Open England England Miles Tunnicliff (1)
27–30 Jun Murphy's Irish Open Ireland Denmark Søren Hansen (1)
4–7 Jul Smurfit European Open Ireland New Zealand Michael Campbell (5)
11–14 Jul Barclays Scottish Open Scotland Argentina Eduardo Romero (8)
18–21 Jul The Open Championship Scotland South Africa Ernie Els (11) Major championship
25–28 Jul TNT Dutch Open Netherlands Germany Tobias Dier (2)
1–4 Aug Volvo Scandinavian Masters Sweden Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell (1)
8–11 Aug Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open Wales Scotland Paul Lawrie (5)
15–18 Aug PGA Championship United States United States Rich Beem (n/a) Major championship
15–18 Aug North West of Ireland Open Ireland Sweden Adam Mednick (1) Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour
22–25 Aug WGC-NEC Invitational United States Australia Craig Parry (5) World Golf Championships
22–25 Aug Diageo Scottish PGA Championship Scotland Australia Adam Scott (3)
29 Aug – 1 Sep BMW International Open Germany Denmark Thomas Bjørn (7)
5–8 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland Sweden Robert Karlsson (5)
12–15 Sep Linde German Masters Germany Australia Stephen Leaney (4)
19–22 Sep WGC-American Express Championship Ireland United States Tiger Woods (n/a) World Golf Championships
27–29 Sep Ryder Cup England Europe Team event; unofficial
3–6 Oct Dunhill Links Championship Scotland Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (5) Celebrity pro-am
10–13 Oct Trophée Lancôme France Germany Alex Čejka (4)
17–20 Oct Cisco World Match Play Championship England South Africa Ernie Els (n/a) Unofficial event
24–27 Oct Telefonica Open de Madrid Spain Denmark Steen Tinning (2)
31 Oct – 3 Nov Italian Open Telecom Italia Italy England Ian Poulter (3)
7–10 Nov Volvo Masters Andalucia Spain Germany Bernhard Langer (42)
Scotland Colin Montgomerie (27)
Tour Championship

Order of Merit[edit]

In 2002, the European Tour's money list was known as the "Order of Merit". It was calculated in euro, although around half of the events had prize funds which were fixed in other currencies, mostly either British pounds or U.S. dollars. In these instances the amounts were converted into euro at the exchange rate for the week that the tournament was played. The top 10 golfers in 2002 were:

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1 Retief Goosen  South Africa 2,360,128
2 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 2,334,655
3 Ernie Els  South Africa 2,251,708
4 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 1,980,720
5 Eduardo Romero  Argentina 1,811,330
6 Sergio García  Spain 1,488,728
7 Adam Scott  Australia 1,361,776
8 Michael Campbell  New Zealand 1,325,404
9 Justin Rose  England 1,323,529
10 Paul Lawrie  Scotland 1,151,434

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