2011 European Tour

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The 2011 European Tour was the third edition of the Race to Dubai and the 40th season of golf tournaments since the European Tour officially began in 1972.

Schedule[edit]

The table below shows the 2011 European Tour schedule.[1] The season began in December 2010 with the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa, and culminated with the Dubai World Championship the following December.[2] The full schedule included the four major championships and four World Golf Championships.[3][4]

Dates Tournament Host country Winner OWGR
points
Notes
9–12 Dec Alfred Dunhill Championship South Africa Spain Pablo Martín (3) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
16–19 Dec South African Open South Africa South Africa Ernie Els (26) 32 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
6–9 Jan Africa Open South Africa South Africa Louis Oosthuizen (3) 22 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
13–16 Jan Joburg Open South Africa South Africa Charl Schwartzel (6) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
20–23 Jan Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship United Arab Emirates Germany Martin Kaymer (9) 56
27–30 Jan Volvo Golf Champions Bahrain England Paul Casey (11) 38 New tournament
3–6 Feb Commercialbank Qatar Masters Qatar Denmark Thomas Bjørn (11) 50
10–13 Feb Omega Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates Spain Álvaro Quirós (5) 50
17–20 Feb Avantha Masters India India Shiv Chowrasia (2) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
23–27 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship United States England Luke Donald (4) 76 World Golf Championships
10–13 Mar WGC-Cadillac Championship United States United States Nick Watney (n/a) 74 World Golf Championships
17–21 Mar[N 1] Sicilian Open Italy France Raphaël Jacquelin (3) 24 New tournament
24–27 Mar Open de Andalucía de Golf Spain Scotland Paul Lawrie (6) 24
31 Mar – 3 Apr Trophée Hassan II Morocco England David Horsey (2) 24
7–10 Apr Masters Tournament United States South Africa Charl Schwartzel (7) 100 Major championship
14–17 Apr Maybank Malaysian Open Malaysia Italy Matteo Manassero (2) 42 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
21–24 Apr Volvo China Open China Belgium Nicolas Colsaerts (1) 28 Co-sanctioned with the OneAsia Tour
29 Apr – 1 May Ballantine's Championship South Korea England Lee Westwood (21) 42 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
5–8 May Open de España Spain South Africa Thomas Aiken (1) 24
12–15 May Iberdrola Open Spain Northern Ireland Darren Clarke (13) 24
19–22 May Volvo World Match Play Championship Spain England Ian Poulter (11) 52
19–22 May Madeira Islands Open Portugal Northern Ireland Michael Hoey (2) 18 Dual-ranking event with the Challenge Tour.
26–29 May BMW PGA Championship England England Luke Donald (5) 64 The European Tour's flagship event
2–5 Jun Saab Wales Open Wales Sweden Alexander Norén (2) 30
9–12 Jun BMW Italian Open Italy England Robert Rock (1) 24
16–19 Jun U.S. Open United States Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy (2) 100 Major championship
16–19 Jun Saint-Omer Open France Australia Matthew Zions (1) 18 Dual-ranking event with the Challenge Tour.
23–26 Jun BMW International Open Germany Spain Pablo Larrazábal (2) 38
30 Jun – 3 Jul Alstom Open de France France France Thomas Levet (6) 40
7–10 Jul Barclays Scottish Open Scotland England Luke Donald (6) 52
14–17 Jul The Open Championship England Northern Ireland Darren Clarke (14) 100 Major championship
21–24 Jul Nordea Masters Sweden Sweden Alexander Norén (3) 24
28–31 Jul Irish Open Ireland England Simon Dyson (5) 28
4–7 Aug WGC-Bridgestone Invitational United States Australia Adam Scott (8) 76 World Golf Championships
11–14 Aug PGA Championship United States United States Keegan Bradley (n/a) 100 Major championship
18–21 Aug Czech Open Czech Republic England Oliver Fisher (1) 24
25–28 Aug Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles Scotland Denmark Thomas Bjørn (12) 24
1–4 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland Denmark Thomas Bjørn (13) 44 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
8–11 Sep KLM Open Netherlands England Simon Dyson (6) 40
15–18 Sep Vivendi Seve Trophy France United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Great Britain & Ireland n/a Team event, unofficial money
22–25 Sep Austrian Golf Open Austria England Kenneth Ferrie (3) 24
29 Sep – 2 Oct Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Scotland Northern Ireland Michael Hoey (3) 54 Celebrity pro-am
6–9 Oct Bankia Madrid Masters Spain England Lee Slattery (1) 28
13–16 Oct Portugal Masters Portugal England Tom Lewis (1) 34
20–23 Oct Castelló Masters Spain Spain Sergio García (9) 24
27–30 Oct Andalucía Masters Spain Spain Sergio García (10) 38
3–6 Nov WGC-HSBC Champions China Germany Martin Kaymer (10) 62 World Golf Championships
10–14 Nov Barclays Singapore Open Singapore Spain Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (5) 46 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
17–20 Nov[N 2] Iskandar Johor Open Malaysia Netherlands Joost Luiten (1) 24 New tournament
Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
17–20 Nov Alfred Dunhill Championship South Africa South Africa Garth Mulroy (1) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
24–27 Nov Omega Mission Hills World Cup China  United States n/a Team event, unofficial money
24–27 Nov South African Open South Africa South Africa Hennie Otto (2) 32 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
1–4 Dec UBS Hong Kong Open Hong Kong Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy (3) 38 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
8–11 Dec Dubai World Championship United Arab Emirates Spain Álvaro Quirós (6) 58 The Tour Championship
  1. ^ The tournament was scheduled to end on March 20, but the end of the final round was pushed back to the following day due to weather.
  2. ^ The final round was cancelled and the tournament reduced to 54 holes due to weather.

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 final top 10 in the 2011 standings and includes the bonus pool.[5]

Rank Player Country Events Prize money ()
1 Luke Donald  England 13 5,323,400
2 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 19 4,002,168
3 Martin Kaymer  Germany 22 3,489,033
4 Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 18 2,929,829
5 Lee Westwood  England 19 2,439,601
6 Álvaro Quirós  Spain 23 2,259,242
7 Anders Hansen  Denmark 22 2,074,366
8 Sergio García  Spain 13 1,962,723
9 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 23 1,814,115
10 Simon Dyson  England 29 1,694,779

Golfer of the Month[edit]

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

Month Player Country
January Martin Kaymer  Germany
February Luke Donald  England
March Paul Lawrie  Scotland
April Charl Schwartzel  South Africa
May Luke Donald  England
June Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland
July Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland
August Thomas Bjørn  Denmark
September Michael Hoey  Northern Ireland
October Sergio García  Spain
November Martin Kaymer  Germany

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "European Tour schedule". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on 12 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
  2. ^ "European Tour unveils 2011 Race to Dubai schedule". BBC Sport. 28 November 2010. Archived from the original on 2 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  3. ^ "The 2011 European Tour International Schedule – Initial Sector". PGA European Tour. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
  4. ^ "European Tour adds Bahrain to its Middle East swing from January 2011 with Volvo Tournament of Champions". Daily Mail. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
  5. ^ "European Tour Race To Dubai". europeantour.com. 4 December 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-04.

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