2016 European Tour

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The 2016 European Tour was the eighth edition of the Race to Dubai and the 45th season of golf tournaments since the European Tour officially began in 1972.

Schedule[edit]

The table below shows the 2016 European Tour schedule which began with three events in late 2015.[1][2]

Date Tournament Host country Winner OWGR
points
Notes
29 Nov Alfred Dunhill Championship South Africa South Africa Charl Schwartzel (10) 22 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
6 Dec Nedbank Golf Challenge South Africa Australia Marc Leishman (n/a) 44 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
6 Dec Australian PGA Championship Australia Australia Nathan Holman (1) 20 New to European Tour
Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
10 Jan BMW SA Open South Africa South Africa Brandon Stone (1) 32 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
17 Jan Joburg Open South Africa South Africa Haydn Porteous (1) 19 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
24 Jan Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship United Arab Emirates United States Rickie Fowler (n/a) 52
30 Jan Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Qatar South Africa Branden Grace (7) 36
7 Feb Omega Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates England Danny Willett (4) 48
14 Feb Tshwane Open South Africa South Africa Charl Schwartzel (11) 19 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
21 Feb Maybank Championship Malaysia Malaysia Australia Marcus Fraser (3) 38 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
28 Feb ISPS Handa Perth International Australia South Africa Louis Oosthuizen (8) 23 Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
and the Asian Tour
6 Mar WGC-Cadillac Championship United States Australia Adam Scott (10) 76 World Golf Championships
13 Mar True Thailand Classic Thailand Australia Scott Hend (2) 24 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
20 Mar Hero Indian Open India India Shiv Chawrasia (3) 19 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
27 Mar WGC-Dell Match Play United States Australia Jason Day (n/a) 76 World Golf Championships
10 Apr Masters Tournament United States England Danny Willett (5) 100 Major championship
17 Apr Real Club Valderrama Open de España Spain England Andrew Johnston (1) 28
25 Apr Shenzhen International China South Korea Lee Soo-min (1) 24
1 May Volvo China Open China China Li Haotong (1) 26 Co-sanctioned with the OneAsia Tour
8 May Trophée Hassan II Morocco South Korea Wang Jeung-hun (1) 24
15 May AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open Mauritius South Korea Wang Jeung-hun (2) 17 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
and the Asian Tour
22 May Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Ireland Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy (13) 46
29 May BMW PGA Championship England England Chris Wood (3) 64 The European Tour's flagship event
5 Jun Nordea Masters Sweden England Matthew Fitzpatrick (2) 24
12 Jun Lyoness Open Austria China Wu Ashun (2) 24
19 Jun U.S. Open United States United States Dustin Johnson (n/a) 100 Major championship
26 Jun BMW International Open Germany Sweden Henrik Stenson (10) 34
3 Jul Open de France France Thailand Thongchai Jaidee (8) 42
10 Jul Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open Scotland Sweden Alexander Norén (5) 46
17 Jul The Open Championship Scotland Sweden Henrik Stenson (11) 100 Major championship
31 Jul PGA Championship United States United States Jimmy Walker (n/a) 100 Major championship
31 Jul King's Cup Thailand Taiwan Chan Shih-chang (1) 14 New to European Tour
Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
7 Aug Aberdeen Asset Management Paul Lawrie Matchplay Scotland England Anthony Wall (2) 24
14 Aug Olympic Men's Golf Competition Brazil United Kingdom Justin Rose (9) 46
21 Aug D+D Real Czech Masters Czech Republic United States Paul Peterson (1) 24
28 Aug Made in Denmark Denmark Belgium Thomas Pieters (3) 24
4 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland Sweden Alexander Norén (6) 30 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
11 Sep KLM Open Netherlands Netherlands Joost Luiten (5) 24
18 Sep Italian Open Italy Italy Francesco Molinari (4) 36
25 Sep Porsche European Open Germany France Alexander Lévy (3) 24 Shortened to 54 holes due to numerous fog delays.
9 Oct Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Scotland England Tyrrell Hatton (1) 40 Celebrity pro-am
9 Oct Fiji International Fiji United States Brandt Snedeker (n/a) 16 New to European Tour
Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
16 Oct British Masters England Sweden Alexander Norén (7) 34
23 Oct Portugal Masters Portugal Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (15) 24
30 Oct WGC-HSBC Champions China Japan Hideki Matsuyama (n/a) 70 World Golf Championships
6 Nov Turkish Airlines Open Turkey Denmark Thorbjørn Olesen (4) 30 Final Series
13 Nov Nedbank Golf Challenge South Africa Sweden Alexander Norén (8) 46 Final Series
20 Nov DP World Tour Championship, Dubai United Arab Emirates England Matthew Fitzpatrick (3) 52 Final Series

Unofficial events[edit]

The following events, all team events, appear on the schedule, but do not carry official money.

Date Tournament Host country Winner
17 Jan EurAsia Cup Malaysia Team Europe
2 Oct Ryder Cup United States  Team USA
27 Nov World Cup of Golf Australia  Denmark
Søren Kjeldsen & Thorbjørn Olesen

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 2016 standings (earnings converted to points before the Final Series).[3]

Rank Player Country Events Points
1 Henrik Stenson  Sweden 16 5,289,506
2 Danny Willett  England 24 4,419,190
3 Alexander Norén  Sweden 22 3,995,053
4 Tyrrell Hatton  England 23 3,690,027
5 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 13 3,337,141
6 Matthew Fitzpatrick  England 28 2,715,297
7 Branden Grace  South Africa 16 2,395,602
8 Rafael Cabrera-Bello  Spain 22 2,343,049
9 Bernd Wiesberger  Austria 26 2,266,907
10 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 16 2,166,590
  • 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 Nathan Holman  Australia
February Danny Willett  England
March Shiv Chawrasia  India
April Danny Willett  England
May Wang Jeung-hun  South Korea
June Henrik Stenson  Sweden
July Henrik Stenson  Sweden
August Justin Rose  England
September Francesco Molinari  Italy
October Tyrrell Hatton  England
November Matthew Fitzpatrick  England

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 European Tour Schedule". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  2. ^ "European Tour's Final Series to have three tournaments from 2016". Sky Sports. 17 November 2015.
  3. ^ "The Race Is On". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 20 November 2017.