2015 European Tour

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The 2015 European Tour is the seventh edition of the Race to Dubai and the 44th season of golf tournaments since the European Tour officially began in 1972.

Schedule[edit]

The table below shows the 2015 European Tour schedule which begins with two events in late 2014.[1]

Events moving up on the schedule are the Maybank Malaysian Open by two months from April to February, the Madeira Islands Open by two months from May to March, the Irish Open by three weeks, and the Omega European Masters by six weeks from September to July.

Events moving back on the schedule are the Alfred Dunhill Championship by two weeks, the South African Open Championship by two months from November to January, the Joburg Open by three weeks, the Africa Open by three weeks, the Tshwane Open by two weeks, the Trophée Hassan II by two weeks, the M2M Russian Open by six weeks from July to September, and the Italian Open by three weeks.

Events new for the 2015 season are the True Thailand Classic, the Shenzhen International, the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay, and the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, while the Hero Indian Open is co-sanctioned by the European Tour for the first time. In addition, the European Open returns to the schedule for the first time since 2009, and the British Masters for the first time since 2008.

Events missing from the 2015 schedule that were played in 2014 are the Volvo World Match Play Championship, Nelson Mandela Championship, Volvo Golf Champions, NH Collection Open, The Championship at Laguna National, Wales Open, and the Perth International.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner OWGR
points
Notes
4–7 Dec Nedbank Golf Challenge South Africa England Danny Willett (2) 38 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
11–14 Dec Alfred Dunhill Championship South Africa South Africa Branden Grace (5) 22 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
8–11 Jan South African Open Championship South Africa England Andy Sullivan (1) 32 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
15–18 Jan Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship United Arab Emirates France Gary Stal (1) 50
21–24 Jan Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Qatar South Africa Branden Grace (6) 42
29 Jan – 1 Feb Omega Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy (10) 50
5–8 Feb Maybank Malaysian Open Malaysia India Anirban Lahiri (1) 38 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
12–15 Feb True Thailand Classic Thailand Australia Andrew Dodt (2) 28 New tournament
Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
19–22 Feb Hero Indian Open India India Anirban Lahiri (2) 19 New tournament
Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
26 Feb – 1 Mar Joburg Open South Africa England Andy Sullivan (2) 19 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
5–8 Mar WGC-Cadillac Championship United States United States Dustin Johnson (n/a) 76 World Golf Championships
5–8 Mar Africa Open South Africa South Africa Trevor Fisher Jnr (1) 19 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
12–15 Mar Tshwane Open South Africa South Africa George Coetzee (2) 19 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
26–29 Mar Trophée Hassan II Morocco Scotland Richie Ramsay (3) 24
9–12 Apr Masters Tournament United States United States Jordan Spieth (n/a) 100 Major championship
16–19 Apr Shenzhen International China Thailand Kiradech Aphibarnrat (2) 24 New tournament
23–26 Apr Volvo China Open China China Wu Ashun (1) 26 Co-sanctioned with the OneAsia Tour
29 Apr – 3 May WGC-Cadillac Match Play United States Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy (11) 76 World Golf Championships
7–10 May AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open Mauritius South Africa George Coetzee (3) 17 New tournament
Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
and the Asian Tour
14–17 May Open de España Spain England James Morrison (2) 26
21–24 May BMW PGA Championship England South Korea An Byeong-hun (1) 64 The European Tour's flagship event
28–31 May Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Northern Ireland Denmark Søren Kjeldsen (4) 48
4–7 Jun Nordea Masters Sweden Sweden Alexander Norén (4) 26
11–14 Jun Lyoness Open Austria England Chris Wood (2) 24
18–21 Jun U.S. Open United States United States Jordan Spieth (n/a) 100 Major championship
25–28 Jun BMW International Open Germany Spain Pablo Larrazábal (4) 32
2–5 Jul Alstom Open de France France Austria Bernd Wiesberger (3) 36
9–12 Jul Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open Scotland United States Rickie Fowler (n/a) 50
16–20 Jul The Open Championship Scotland United States Zach Johnson (n/a) 100 Major championship
23–26 Jul Omega European Masters Switzerland England Danny Willett (3) 32 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
30 Jul – 2 Aug Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay Scotland Thailand Kiradech Aphibarnrat (3) 24 New tournament
30 Jul – 2 Aug Madeira Islands Open - Portugal - BPI Portugal Finland Roope Kakko (1) 18 Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour
Rescheduled from 19–22 March due to weather
6–9 Aug WGC-Bridgestone Invitational United States Republic of Ireland Shane Lowry (3) 74 World Golf Championships
13–16 Aug PGA Championship United States Australia Jason Day (n/a) 100 Major championship
20–23 Aug Made in Denmark Denmark England David Horsey (4) 24
27–30 Aug D+D Real Czech Masters Czech Republic Belgium Thomas Pieters (1) 24
3–6 Sep M2M Russian Open Russia England Lee Slattery (2) 24
10–13 Sep KLM Open Netherlands Belgium Thomas Pieters (2) 24
17–20 Sep Open d'Italia Italy Sweden Rikard Karlberg (1) 24
24–27 Sep Porsche European Open Germany Thailand Thongchai Jaidee (7) 30 Last played in 2009
1–4 Oct Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Scotland Denmark Thorbjørn Olesen (3) 44 Celebrity pro-am
8–11 Oct British Masters England England Matthew Fitzpatrick (1) 36 Last played in 2008
15–18 Oct Portugal Masters Portugal England Andy Sullivan (3) 24
22–25 Oct UBS Hong Kong Open Hong Kong England Justin Rose (8) 34 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
29 Oct – 1 Nov Turkish Airlines Open Turkey France Victor Dubuisson (2) 44 Final Series
5–8 Nov WGC-HSBC Champions China Scotland Russell Knox (n/a) 66 Final Series
World Golf Championships
12–15 Nov BMW Masters China Sweden Kristoffer Broberg (1) 50 Final Series
19–22 Nov DP World Tour Championship, Dubai United Arab Emirates Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy (12) 52 Final Series

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 final top-10 in the 2015 standings (earnings converted to points before the Final Series).[2]

Rank Player Country Events Points
1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 12 4,727,253
2 Danny Willett  England 23 3,670,310
3 Branden Grace  South Africa 19 3,056,948
4 Justin Rose  England 14 2,827,024
5 Shane Lowry  Ireland 18 2,729,144
6 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 13 2,711,457
7 An Byeong-hun  South Korea 26 2,417,356
8 Andy Sullivan  England 28 2,263,573
9 Bernd Wiesberger  Austria 25 2,163,180
10 Thongchai Jaidee  Thailand 26 2,150,076
  • 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 Gary Stal  France
February Anirban Lahiri  India
March Richie Ramsay  Scotland
April Wu Ashun  China
May An Byeong-hun  South Korea
June Alexander Norén  Sweden
July Danny Willett  England
August Shane Lowry  Ireland
September Lee Slattery  England
October Matthew Fitzpatrick  England
November Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 European Tour Schedule". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  2. ^ "The Race Is On". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 23 November 2015.

External links[edit]