2018 European Tour

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The 2018 European Tour is the 47th season of golf tournaments since the European Tour officially began in 1972 and the 10th edition of the Race to Dubai.


The table below shows the tournaments in the 2018 European Tour schedule, which began in late 2017.[1]

Date Tournament Host country Winner OWGR
26 Nov UBS Hong Kong Open Hong Kong Australia Wade Ormsby (1) 34 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
3 Dec Australian PGA Championship Australia Australia Cameron Smith (n/a) 23 Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
3 Dec AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open Mauritius South Africa Dylan Frittelli (2) 17 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
and the Asian Tour
11 Dec[n 1] Joburg Open South Africa India Shubhankar Sharma (1) 17 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
and the Asian Tour
14 Jan BMW SA Open South Africa England Chris Paisley (1) 32 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
21 Jan Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship United Arab Emirates England Tommy Fleetwood (4) 52
28 Jan Omega Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates China Li Haotong (2) 48
4 Feb Maybank Championship Malaysia India Shubhankar Sharma (2) 38 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
11 Feb ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth Australia Thailand Kiradech Aphibarnrat (4) 23 Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
and the Asian Tour
18 Feb NBO Oman Open Oman Netherlands Joost Luiten (6) 24 New tournament
25 Feb Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Qatar England Eddie Pepperell (1) 24
4 Mar WGC-Mexico Championship Mexico United States Phil Mickelson (n/a) 72 World Golf Championships
4 Mar Tshwane Open South Africa South Africa George Coetzee (4) 19 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
11 Mar Hero Indian Open India England Matt Wallace (2) 22 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
25 Mar WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play United States United States Bubba Watson (n/a) 74 World Golf Championships
8 Apr Masters Tournament United States United States Patrick Reed (2) 100 Major championship
15 Apr Open de España Spain Spain Jon Rahm (3) 26
22 Apr Trophée Hassan II Morocco France Alexander Lévy (5) 24
29 Apr Volvo China Open China Sweden Alexander Björk (1) 32 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
13 May Rocco Forte Sicilian Open Italy Sweden Joakim Lagergren (1) 24
20 May Belgian Knockout Belgium Spain Adrián Otaegui (2) 24 Last played in 2000
27 May BMW PGA Championship England Italy Francesco Molinari (5) 64 The European Tour's flagship event
Rolex Series
3 Jun Italian Open Italy Denmark Thorbjørn Olesen (5) 38 Rolex Series
10 Jun Shot Clock Masters Austria Finland Mikko Korhonen (1) 24
17 Jun U.S. Open United States United States Brooks Koepka (3) 100 Major championship
24 Jun BMW International Open Germany England Matt Wallace (3) 24
1 Jul HNA Open de France France Sweden Alex Norén (10) 48 Rolex Series
8 Jul Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Ireland Scotland Russell Knox (2) 38 Rolex Series
15 Jul Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open Scotland South Africa Brandon Stone (3) 48 Rolex Series
22 Jul The Open Championship Scotland Italy Francesco Molinari (6) 100 Major championship
29 Jul Porsche European Open Germany England Richard McEvoy (1) 24
5 Aug Fiji International Fiji India Gaganjeet Bhullar (1) 15 Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
and the Asian Tour
5 Aug WGC-Bridgestone Invitational United States United States Justin Thomas (n/a) 74 World Golf Championships
12 Aug PGA Championship United States United States Brooks Koepka (4) 100 Major championship
19 Aug Nordea Masters Sweden England Paul Waring (1) 24
26 Aug D+D Real Czech Masters Czech Republic Italy Andrea Pavan (1) 24
2 Sep Made in Denmark Denmark England Matt Wallace (4) 24
9 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland England Matthew Fitzpatrick (5) 26
16 Sep KLM Open Netherlands China Wu Ashun (3) 24
23 Sep Portugal Masters Portugal England Tom Lewis (2) 24
7 Oct Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Scotland Denmark Lucas Bjerregaard (2) 38
14 Oct Sky Sports British Masters England England Eddie Pepperell (2) 38
22 Oct[n 2] Andalucía Valderrama Masters Spain Spain Sergio García (15) 24
28 Oct WGC-HSBC Champions China United States Xander Schauffele (1) 66 World Golf Championships
4 Nov Turkish Airlines Open Turkey England Justin Rose (12) 36 Rolex Series
11 Nov Nedbank Golf Challenge South Africa England Lee Westwood (24) 34 Rolex Series
18 Nov DP World Tour Championship, Dubai United Arab Emirates England Danny Willett (6) 52 Tour Championship
Rolex Series
  1. ^ Finished on Monday due to weather.
  2. ^ Shortened to 54 holes and finished on Monday due to weather.

Unofficial events[edit]

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

Date Tournament Host country Winner
14 Jan EurAsia Cup Malaysia Europe Team Europe
6 May GolfSixes England  Ireland (Paul Dunne & Gavin Moynihan)
12 Aug European Golf Team Championships Scotland Men's team: Spain Spain 1 (Pedro Oriol & Scott Fernández)
Women's team: Sweden Sweden 3 (Cajsa Persson & Linda Wessberg)
Mixed team: Iceland Iceland (Axel Bóasson, Ólafía Þórunn Kristinsdóttir,
Birgir Hafþórsson & Valdis Thora Jonsdottir
30 Sep Ryder Cup France Europe Team Europe
25 Nov World Cup of Golf Australia  Belgium (Thomas Pieters & Thomas Detry)

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 points based on euro, with earnings from tournaments that award prize money in other currencies being converted at the exchange rate available the beginning of the season. The following table shows the final top-10 in the 2018 standings.[2]

Rank Player Country Events Points
1 Francesco Molinari  Italy 12 6,041,521
2 Patrick Reed  United States 11 4,713,351
3 Tommy Fleetwood  England 19 4,399,755
4 Xander Schauffele  United States 9 3,607,488
5 Justin Rose  England 11 3,431,616
6 Alex Norén  Sweden 12 3,351,488
7 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 13 3,315,654
8 Thorbjørn Olesen  Denmark 24 3,223,149
9 Li Haotong  China 26 3,118,291
10 Matt Wallace  England 30 2,887,527
  • 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 Paisley  England
February Joost Luiten  Netherlands
March Kiradech Aphibarnrat  Thailand
April Alexander Björk  Sweden
May Francesco Molinari  Italy
June Tommy Fleetwood  England
July Francesco Molinari  Italy
August Thorbjørn Olesen  Denmark
September Matt Wallace  England
October Eddie Pepperell  England
November Lee Westwood  England

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2018 European Tour Schedule". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  2. ^ "The Race Is On". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 20 November 2017.