2004 European Tour

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The 2004 European Tour was the 33rd golf season since the European Tour officially began in 1972. The 2004 season consisted of 45 official money events. This included four major championships and three World Golf Championships, which were also sanctioned by the PGA Tour. Ernie Els ran away with the Order of Merit

Main tournaments[edit]

For details of what happened in the main tournaments of 2004, including the major championships and the World Golf Championships, see 2004 in golf.

Table of results[edit]

The numbers in brackets 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. To give such a number for non-members would misrepresent the amount of time some international golfers spend on the European Tour; as the Tour co-sanctions the major championships and World Golf Championships events, some top players accumulate a significant number of wins in European Tour sanctioned events without really playing on it.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
4–7 Dec Omega Hong Kong Open Hong Kong Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (8) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
15–18 Jan South African Airways Open South Africa South Africa Trevor Immelman (2) Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
22–25 Jan Dunhill Championship South Africa Germany Marcel Siem (1) Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
29 Jan – 1 Feb Johnnie Walker Classic Thailand Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez (8) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
and PGA Tour of Australasia
5–8 Feb Heineken Classic Australia South Africa Ernie Els (16) Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
12–15 Feb ANZ Championship Australia England Brian Davis (2) Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
19–22 Feb Carlsberg Malaysian Open Malaysia Thailand Thongchai Jaidee (1) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
26–29 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship United States United States Tiger Woods (n/a) World Golf Championships
4–7 Mar Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates United States Mark O'Meara (n/a)
11–14 Mar Qatar Masters Qatar Sweden Joakim Haeggman (3)
18–21 Mar Caltex Singapore Masters Singapore Scotland Colin Montgomerie (28) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
25–28 Mar Madeira Island Open Portugal Sweden Chris Hanell (1) Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour
1–4 Apr Algarve Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos Portugal Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez (9)
8–11 Apr Masters Tournament United States United States Phil Mickelson (n/a) Major championship
15–18 Apr Open de Sevilla Spain Argentina Ricardo González (3)
22–25 Apr Canarias Open de España Spain France Christian Cévaër (1)
29 Apr – 3 May Telecom Italia Open Italy Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell (2)
6–9 May Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters England England Barry Lane (5)
13–16 May BMW Asian Open China Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez (10) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
20–23 May Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe Germany South Africa Trevor Immelman (3)
27–30 May Volvo PGA Championship England Scotland Scott Drummond (1) The European Tour's flagship event
3–6 Jun Celtic Manor Wales Open Wales England Simon Khan (1)
10–13 Jun Diageo Championship at Gleneagles Scotland England Miles Tunnicliff (2)
17–20 Jun U.S. Open United States South Africa Retief Goosen (10) Major championship
17–20 Jun Aa St Omer Open France France Philippe Lima (1) Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour
24–27 Jun Open de France France France Jean-François Remésy (2)
1–4 Jul Smurfit European Open Ireland South Africa Retief Goosen (11)
8–11 Jul Barclays Scottish Open Scotland France Thomas Levet (3)
15–18 Jul The Open Championship Scotland United States Todd Hamilton (1) Major championship
22–25 Jul Nissan Irish Open Ireland Australia Brett Rumford (2)
29 Jul – 1 Aug Scandinavian Masters by Carlsberg Sweden England Luke Donald (1)
5–8 Aug KLM Open Netherlands England David Lynn (1)
12–15 Aug PGA Championship United States Fiji Vijay Singh (12) Major championship
12–15 Aug BMW Russian Open Russia England Gary Emerson (1) Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour
19–22 Aug WGC-NEC Invitational United States United States Stewart Cink (n/a) World Golf Championships
26–29 Aug BMW International Open Germany Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez (11)
2–5 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland England Luke Donald (2)
9–12 Sep Linde German Masters Germany Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (9)
23–26 Sep The Heritage England Sweden Henrik Stenson (2)
30 Sep – 3 Oct WGC-American Express Championship Ireland South Africa Ernie Els (17) World Golf Championships
7–10 Oct Dunhill Links Championship Scotland Scotland Stephen Gallacher (1)
14–17 Oct HSBC World Match Play Championship England South Africa Ernie Els (18) 16-man match play tournament
14–17 Oct Mallorca Classic Spain Spain Sergio García (5)
21–24 Oct Open de Madrid Spain South Africa Richard Sterne (1)
28–31 Oct Volvo Masters Andalucia Spain England Ian Poulter (6) Tour Championship

Order of Merit[edit]

In 2004, 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 2004 were:

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1. Ernie Els  South Africa 4,061,905
2. Retief Goosen  South Africa 2,325,202
3. Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 1,910,394
4. Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 1,886,237
5. Thomas Levet  France 1,727,945
6. Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland 1,648,862
7. Lee Westwood  England 1,592,766
8. Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 1,563,803
9. Ian Poulter  England 1,533,158
10. David Howell  England 1,501,502

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