2013 European Tour

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The 2013 European Tour was the fifth edition of the Race to Dubai and the 42nd season of golf tournaments since the European Tour officially began in 1972. Sweden's Henrik Stenson was named Golfer of the Year and Peter Uihlein of the United States Rookie of the Year.


The table below shows the 2013 European Tour schedule.[1] New for 2013 was the "Final Series", the final four tournaments of the season: BMW Masters, WGC-HSBC Champions, Turkish Airlines Open, and DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. Any player who played the first three events received a 20% bonus in the Race to Dubai standings for those events. Any player wishing to play in the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, must have played in two of the first three events.[2]

Events from 2012 that were not on the 2013 schedule were the Open de Andalucía Costa del Sol (Spain), the Sicilian Open (Italy), the Czech Open (Czech Republic), the Barclays Singapore Open (Singapore), the UBS Hong Kong Open (Hong Kong), and the South African Open (South Africa). The last two events were however played in late 2013, as part of the 2014 schedule.

New for the 2013 schedule (either because they are new events, or simply because they are new to the European Tour) were The Nelson Mandela Championship, the Tshwane Open, the M2M Russian Open, and the Turkish Airlines Open.

Chronologically, the Lyoness Open was moved up by nearly two months, and the ISPS Handa Wales Open was moved back by three months.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner OWGR
6–9 Dec The Nelson Mandela Championship South Africa Scotland Scott Jamieson (1) 20 New tournament
Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
13–16 Dec Alfred Dunhill Championship South Africa South Africa Charl Schwartzel (8) 28 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
10–13 Jan Volvo Golf Champions South Africa South Africa Louis Oosthuizen (6) 38
17–20 Jan Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship United Arab Emirates Wales Jamie Donaldson (2) 54
23–26 Jan Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Qatar England Chris Wood (1) 48
31 Jan – 3 Feb Omega Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates Scotland Stephen Gallacher (2) 36
7–10 Feb Joburg Open South Africa South Africa Richard Sterne (6) 22 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
14–17 Feb Africa Open South Africa South Africa Darren Fichardt (4) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
20–24 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship United States United States Matt Kuchar (n/a) 74 World Golf Championships
28 Feb – 3 Mar Tshwane Open South Africa South Africa Dawie van der Walt (1) 20 New tournament
Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
7–10 Mar WGC-Cadillac Championship United States United States Tiger Woods (n/a) 74 World Golf Championships
14–17 Mar Avantha Masters India South Africa Thomas Aiken (2) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
21–24 Mar Maybank Malaysian Open Malaysia Thailand Kiradech Aphibarnrat (1) 38 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
28–31 Mar Trophée Hassan II Morocco Germany Marcel Siem (3) 24
11–14 Apr Masters Tournament United States Australia Adam Scott (9) 100 Major championship
18–21 Apr Open de España Spain France Raphaël Jacquelin (4) 24
25–28 Apr Ballantine's Championship South Korea Australia Brett Rumford (4) 34 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
2–5 May Volvo China Open China Australia Brett Rumford (5) 28 Co-sanctioned with the OneAsia Tour
16–19 May Volvo World Match Play Championship Bulgaria Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell (8) 32
16–19 May Madeira Islands Open - Portugal - BPI Portugal United States Peter Uihlein (1) 18 Dual-ranking event with the Challenge Tour
23–26 May BMW PGA Championship England Italy Matteo Manassero (4) 64 The European Tour's flagship event
30 May – 2 Jun Nordea Masters Sweden Finland Mikko Ilonen (3) 28
6–9 Jun Lyoness Open Austria Netherlands Joost Luiten (2) 24
13–16 Jun U.S. Open United States England Justin Rose (6) 100 Major championship
13–16 Jun Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open France Republic of Ireland Simon Thornton (1) 18 Dual-ranking event with the Challenge Tour
20–23 Jun BMW International Open Germany South Africa Ernie Els (28) 32
27–30 Jun The Irish Open Ireland England Paul Casey (12) 32
4–7 Jul Alstom Open de France France Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell (9) 44
11–14 Jul Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open Scotland United States Phil Mickelson (n/a) 42
18–21 Jul The Open Championship Scotland United States Phil Mickelson (n/a) 100 Major championship
25–28 Jul M2M Russian Open Russia Northern Ireland Michael Hoey (5) 24 Last played in 2008
1–4 Aug WGC-Bridgestone Invitational United States United States Tiger Woods (n/a) 76 World Golf Championships
8–11 Aug PGA Championship United States United States Jason Dufner (n/a) 100 Major championship
22–25 Aug Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles Scotland England Tommy Fleetwood (1) 24
29 Aug – 1 Sep ISPS Handa Wales Open Wales France Grégory Bourdy (4) 24
5–8 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland Denmark Thomas Bjørn (14) 30 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
12–15 Sep KLM Open Netherlands Netherlands Joost Luiten (3) 24
19–22 Sep Open d'Italia Lindt Italy France Julien Quesne (2) 24
26–29 Sep Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Scotland England David Howell (5) 36 Celebrity pro-am
3–6 Oct Seve Trophy France Europe Continental Europe n/a Team event, unofficial money
10–13 Oct Portugal Masters Portugal England David Lynn (2) 32
17–20 Oct ISPS Handa Perth International Australia South Korea Jin Jeong (1) 20 Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
24–27 Oct BMW Masters China Spain Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (7) 50 Final Series
31 Oct – 3 Nov WGC-HSBC Champions China United States Dustin Johnson (n/a) 66 Final Series
World Golf Championships
7–10 Nov Turkish Airlines Open Turkey France Victor Dubuisson (1) 52 Final Series
New tournament
14–17 Nov DP World Tour Championship, Dubai United Arab Emirates Sweden Henrik Stenson (8) 54 Final Series
Tour Championship

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 2013 standings and includes the bonus pool and bonus points from the "Final Series" (earnings converted to points before DP World Tour Championship, Dubai).[3]

Rank Player Country Events Points
1 Henrik Stenson  Sweden 17 4,103,796
2 Ian Poulter  England 14 3,172,729
3 Justin Rose  England 13 2,665,376
4 Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland 14 2,420,306
5 Jamie Donaldson  Wales 23 2,181,113
6 Victor Dubuisson  France 21 2,031,675
7 Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño  Spain 22 1,767,156
8 Richard Sterne  South Africa 22 1,687,014
9 Thongchai Jaidee  Thailand 25 1,585,521
10 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 26 1,546,736
  • Full list can be found here.

Golfer of the Month[edit]

The winners of the European Tour Golfer of the Month award:

Month Player Country
January Chris Wood  England
February Darren Fichardt  South Africa
March Marcel Siem  Germany
April Raphaël Jacquelin  France
May Matteo Manassero  Italy
June Justin Rose  England
July Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland
August Henrik Stenson  Sweden
September Henrik Stenson  Sweden
October Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño  Spain
November Henrik Stenson  Sweden

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2013 European Tour Schedule". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "The 2013 European Tour International Schedule announced". PGA European Tour. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Race To Dubai – European Tour Final Series Summary". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 

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