2003 European Tour

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The 2003 European Tour was the 32nd season of golf tournaments since the European Tour officially began in 1972. The 2003 season consisted of 46 official money events, which included the four major championships and three World Golf Championships which were also sanctioned by the PGA Tour. Ernie Els won the Order of Merit

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
21–24 Nov BMW Asian Open Taiwan Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (6) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
28 Nov–1 Dec Omega Hong Kong Open Hong Kong Sweden Fredrik Jacobson (1) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
9–12 Jan South African Airways Open South Africa South Africa Trevor Immelman (1) Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
16–19 Jan Dunhill Championship South Africa England Mark Foster (1) Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
23–26 Jan Caltex Masters Singapore China Zhang Lian-wei (1) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
30 Jan–2 Feb Heineken Classic Australia South Africa Ernie Els (12) Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
6–9 Feb ANZ Championship Australia England Paul Casey (2) Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
13–16 Feb Johnnie Walker Classic Australia South Africa Ernie Els (13) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
and PGA Tour of Australasia
20–23 Feb Carlsberg Malaysian Open Malaysia India Arjun Atwal (2) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
26 Feb–2 Mar WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship United States United States Tiger Woods (n/a) World Golf Championships
6–9 Mar Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates Netherlands Robert-Jan Derksen (1)
13–16 Mar Qatar Masters Qatar South Africa Darren Fichardt (2)
20–23 Mar Madeira Island Open Portugal Wales Bradley Dredge (1) Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour
10–13 Apr Masters Tournament United States Canada Mike Weir (n/a) Major championship
17–20 Apr Algarve Open de Portugal Portugal Sweden Fredrik Jacobson (2)
24–27 Apr Canarias Open de España Spain England Kenneth Ferrie (1)
1–3 May Italian Open Telecom Italia Italy Sweden Mathias Grönberg (4)
8–11 May Benson and Hedges International Open England England Paul Casey (3)
15–18 May Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe Germany Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (7)
22–25 May Volvo PGA Championship England Spain Ignacio Garrido (2) The European Tour's flagship event
29 May–1 Jun Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open Wales England Ian Poulter (4)
5–8 Jun Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters England England Greg Owen (1)
12–15 Jun U.S. Open United States United States Jim Furyk (n/a) Major championship
12–15 Jun Aa St Omer Open France Australia Brett Rumford (1) Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour
19–22 Jun Diageo Championship at Gleneagles Scotland Denmark Søren Kjeldsen (1)
26–29 Jun Open de France France England Philip Golding (1)
3–6 Jul Smurfit European Open Ireland Wales Phillip Price (3)
10–13 Jul Barclays Scottish Open Scotland South Africa Ernie Els (14)
17–20 Jul The Open Championship Scotland United States Ben Curtis (n/a) Major championship
24–27 Jul Nissan Irish Open Ireland New Zealand Michael Campbell (6)
31 Jul–3 Aug Scandic Carlsberg Scandinavian Masters Sweden Australia Adam Scott (4)
7–10 Aug Nordic Open Denmark England Ian Poulter (5)
14–17 Aug PGA Championship United States United States Shaun Micheel (n/a) Major championship
14–17 Aug BMW Russian Open Russia Australia Marcus Fraser (1) Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour
21–24 Aug WGC-NEC Invitational United States Northern Ireland Darren Clarke (10) World Golf Championships
28–31 Aug BMW International Open Germany England Lee Westwood (15)
4–7 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland South Africa Ernie Els (15)
11–14 Sep Trophée Lancôme France South Africa Retief Goosen (9)
18–21 Sep Linde German Masters Germany South Korea K. J. Choi (1)
25–28 Sep Dunhill Links Championship Scotland England Lee Westwood (16)
2–5 Oct WGC-American Express Championship United States United States Tiger Woods (n/a) World Golf Championships
9–12 Oct Dutch Open Netherlands Netherlands Maarten Lafeber (1)
16–19 Oct HSBC World Match Play Championship England South Africa Ernie Els (n/a) Unofficial event
16–19 Oct Mallorca Classic Spain Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez (7) Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour
23–26 Oct Telefonica Open de Madrid Spain Argentina Ricardo González (2)
30 Oct–2 Nov Volvo Masters Andalucia Spain Sweden Fredrik Jacobson (3) Tour Championship
6–9 Nov Seve Trophy Spain Great Britain & Ireland Team event; unofficial

Order of Merit[edit]

In 2003, 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 2003 were:

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1 Ernie Els  South Africa 2,975,374
2 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 2,210,051
3 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 1,555,623
4 Fredrik Jacobson  Sweden 1,521,303
5 Ian Poulter  England 1,500,855
6 Paul Casey  England 1,360,456
7 Lee Westwood  England 1,330,713
8 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 1,327,148
9 Brian Davis  England 1,245,513
10 Phillip Price  Wales 1,234,018

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