2010 European Tour

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2010 European Tour season
Duration10 December 2009 (2009-12-10) – 21 November 2010 (2010-11-21)
Number of official events47
Most wins4 – Martin Kaymer
Race to DubaiMartin Kaymer
Golfer of the YearMartin Kaymer & Graeme McDowell (shared)
Players' Player of the YearMartin Kaymer
Sir Henry Cotton rookie of the yearMatteo Manassero
2009
2011

The 2010 European Tour was the second edition of the Race to Dubai and the 39th season of golf tournaments since the European Tour officially began in 1972.

The Race to Dubai was won by Germany's Martin Kaymer.[1] Kaymer and U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell from Northern Ireland shared the Golfer of the Year award.[2]

Schedule[edit]

The table below shows the 2010 European Tour schedule.[3] The season consisted of 47 tournaments, beginning with two events in December 2009 and culminating with the Dubai World Championship the following November.[4] The schedule included the four major championships, four World Golf Championships and the Ryder Cup.

There were many changes from the 2009 season, including six new tournaments; they were the Africa Open in South Africa,[5] the returning Avantha Masters in India which had been cancelled in 2009,[a] the Hassan II Golf Trophy in Morocco,[5] the Open Calla Millor Mallorca and the Andalucía Valderrama Masters in Spain, and the Vivendi Cup in France.[6] Lost from the schedule were the European Open, the Johnnie Walker Classic, the Indonesia Open and the Volvo World Match Play Championship.[7] There were also three fewer tournaments due to a partial realignment of the schedule with the calendar.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner[b] OWGR
points[8]
Notes
10–13 Dec Alfred Dunhill Championship South Africa Spain Pablo Martín (2) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
17–20 Dec South African Open South Africa Scotland Richie Ramsay (1) 32 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
7–10 Jan Africa Open South Africa South Africa Charl Schwartzel (4) 20 New to the European Tour; co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
14–17 Jan Joburg Open South Africa South Africa Charl Schwartzel (5) 22 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
21–24 Jan Abu Dhabi Golf Championship United Arab Emirates Germany Martin Kaymer (5) 54
28–31 Jan Commercialbank Qatar Masters Qatar Sweden Robert Karlsson (10) 54
4–7 Feb Omega Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez (16) 50
11–14 Feb Avantha Masters[a] India Australia Andrew Dodt (1) 20 Returning tournament; co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
18–21 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship United States England Ian Poulter (9) 74 World Golf Championships
4–7 Mar Maybank Malaysian Open Malaysia South Korea Noh Seung-yul (1) 24 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
11–14 Mar WGC-CA Championship United States South Africa Ernie Els (25) 74 World Golf Championships
18–21 Mar Trophée Hassan II Morocco Wales Rhys Davies (1) 24 New to the European Tour
25–28 Mar Open de Andalucia de Golf Spain South Africa Louis Oosthuizen (1) 24
8–11 Apr Masters Tournament United States United States Phil Mickelson (n/a) 100 Major championship
8–11 Apr Madeira Islands Open BPI - Portugal Portugal England James Morrison (1) 24 Alternate event
15–18 Apr Volvo China Open China South Korea Yang Yong-eun (3) 28 Co-sanctioned with the OneAsia Tour
22–25 Apr Ballantine's Championship South Korea Australia Marcus Fraser (2) 38 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
29 Apr – 2 May Open de España Spain Spain Álvaro Quirós (4) 24
6–9 May BMW Italian Open Italy Sweden Fredrik Andersson Hed (1) 24
13–16 May Iberdrola Open Cala Millor Mallorca Spain Sweden Peter Hanson (3) 24 New tournament
20–23 May BMW PGA Championship England England Simon Khan (2) 64 Flagship event
27–30 May Madrid Masters Spain England Luke Donald (3) 36
3–6 Jun Celtic Manor Wales Open Wales Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell (5) 38
10–13 Jun Estoril Open de Portugal Portugal Denmark Thomas Bjørn (10) 24
17–20 Jun U.S. Open United States Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell (6) 100 Major championship
17–20 Jun Saint-Omer Open France Austria Martin Wiegele (1) 18 Alternate event; dual-ranking event with the Challenge Tour
24–27 Jun BMW International Open Germany England David Horsey (1) 38
1–4 Jul Alstom Open de France France Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez (17) 50
8–11 Jul Barclays Scottish Open Scotland Italy Edoardo Molinari (1) 52
15–18 Jul The Open Championship Scotland South Africa Louis Oosthuizen (2) 100 Major championship
22–25 Jul Nordea Scandinavian Masters Sweden Sweden Richard S. Johnson (2) 26
29 Jul – 1 Aug 3 Irish Open Ireland England Ross Fisher (4) 32
5–8 Aug WGC-Bridgestone Invitational United States United States Hunter Mahan (n/a) 76 World Golf Championships
12–15 Aug PGA Championship United States Germany Martin Kaymer (6) 100 Major championship
19–22 Aug Czech Open Czech Republic Sweden Peter Hanson (4) 24
26–29 Aug Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles Scotland Italy Edoardo Molinari (2) 30
2–5 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez (18) 30 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
9–12 Sep KLM Open Netherlands Germany Martin Kaymer (7) 32
16–19 Sep Austrian Golf Open Austria Spain José Manuel Lara (2) 24
23–26 Sep Vivendi Cup France England John Parry (1) 24 New tournament
1–4 Oct Ryder Cup Wales Europe Team Europe n/a Approved special event; team event
7–10 Oct Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Scotland Germany Martin Kaymer (8) 48
14–17 Oct Portugal Masters Portugal Australia Richard Green (3) 34
21–24 Oct Castelló Masters Costa Azahar Spain Italy Matteo Manassero (1) 24
28–31 Oct Andalucía Valderrama Masters Spain Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell (7) 38 New tournament
4–7 Nov WGC-HSBC Champions China Italy Francesco Molinari (2) 68 World Golf Championships
11–14 Nov Barclays Singapore Open Singapore Australia Adam Scott (7) 48 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
18–21 Nov UBS Hong Kong Open Hong Kong England Ian Poulter (10) 38 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
25–28 Nov Dubai World Championship United Arab Emirates Sweden Robert Karlsson (11) 58
  1. ^ a b The Avantha Masters is considered a continuation of the Indian Masters by the European Tour but not by the Asian Tour.
  2. ^ The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names show the number of official career wins they had on the European Tour up to and including that event. Totals are only shown for members of the European Tour and are inclusive of the three United States-based major championships which were included on the schedule for the first time in 1998 and have been retrospectively recognised as official tour wins. Victories in "Approved Special Events" are not recognised as official tour wins.

Location of tournaments[edit]

Race to Dubai[edit]

Since 2009, the European Tour's money list has been known as the Race to Dubai. It is based on money earned during the season and is calculated in Euro, with earnings from tournaments that award prize money in other currencies being converted at the exchange rate available the week of the event. The following table shows the top 15 in the 2010 standings following the Dubai World Championship and distribution of the bonus pool.[9]

Rank Player Country Events Prize money (€)
1 Martin Kaymer  Germany 22 4,461,011
2 Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland 24 3,896,996
3 Lee Westwood  England 14 3,222,423
4 Ian Poulter  England 15 3,027,008
5 Francesco Molinari  Italy 27 2,799,692
6 Robert Karlsson  Sweden 21 2,296,486
7 Ernie Els  South Africa 15 2,261,607
8 Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 24 2,207,965
9 Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 29 2,179,418
10 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 23 2,070,763
11 Edoardo Molinari  Italy 28 2,009,337
12 Paul Casey  England 14 1,888,850
13 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 16 1,821,050
14 Álvaro Quirós  Spain 25 1,750,255
15 Luke Donald  England 13 1,678,072

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country Notes
European Tour Golfer of the Year Martin Kaymer
Graeme McDowell
 Germany
 Northern Ireland
Shared
European Tour Players' Player of the Year Martin Kaymer  Germany
Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Matteo Manassero  Italy

Golfer of the Month[edit]

The winners of the European Tour Golfer of the Month Award were as follows:[10]

Month Player Country
January Charl Schwartzel  South Africa
February Ian Poulter  England
March Ernie Els  South Africa
April Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland
May Luke Donald  England
June Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland
July Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa
August Martin Kaymer  Germany
September John Parry  England
October Matteo Manassero  Italy
November Ian Poulter  England

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Germany's Martin Kaymer wins European Tour money title". BBC Sport. 28 November 2010. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Graeme McDowell & Martin Kaymer share European award". BBC Sport. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
  3. ^ "European Tour schedule". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on 3 September 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
  4. ^ "The 2010 Race to Dubai to start in South Africa". PGA European Tour. 19 October 2009. Archived from the original on 24 October 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  5. ^ a b "European Tour reveal early schedule". RTÉ Sport. 19 October 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2009.
  6. ^ "The 2010 Race to Dubai announced". PGA European Tour. 7 December 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2009.[dead link]
  7. ^ "World Match Play shelved for 2010". BBC Sport. 23 May 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Events | European Tour | 2010". Official World Golf Ranking. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  9. ^ "European Tour Race To Dubai". PGA European Tour. 28 November 2010. Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010.
  10. ^ "Golfer of the Month". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on 5 June 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2010.

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