European Senior Tour

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Staysure Tour
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018 Staysure Tour
Sport Golf
Founded 1992
Countries Based in Europe.
Current schedule includes tournaments in the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and Mauritius.
Official website http://www.europeantour.com/staysuretour

The Staysure Tour is a professional tour, for male golfers aged 50 and over, run by the PGA European Tour. Formerly known as the European Senior Tour, UK-based insurance company Staysure became the first-ever title sponsors of the Tour in 2018.[1]

History[edit]

The Tour was founded in 1992 after calls from 60 leading professionals five years after the first Senior Open Championship in 1987. The highest profile event in Europe is the Senior British Open Championship, which is co-sanctioned by PGA Tour Champions; this will be played on the Old Course at St Andrew for the first time in 2018. The European Tour co-sanctions the Senior PGA Championship and the U.S. Senior Open. Prize money in latter does not count towards the Order of Merit, but since 2007 the former has been an official money event.[2]

Schedule[edit]

The 2018 schedule will feature a minimum of 19 events, including five new tournaments. In addition to new events in Denmark, England, Russia and Spain, the 2018 season will end in the Seychelles after the announcement if the inaugural MCB Tour Championship Indian Ocean Swing. The PGA Seniors Championship was a longest-standing event having been first played in 1957, and returns to the calendar in 2018.

Past tour schedules[edit]

The table below summarises the development of the tour since 1999, which was the year that the euro became the currency of record for the tour. Individual tournaments have purses fixed in a mixture of British pounds, euros and U.S. dollars, so year on year changes in the total prize fund reflect exchange rate fluctuations as well as prize fund movements in constant currencies.

Year Tournaments Total purse (€)
2017 15
2016 13
2015 12 12,030,299
2014 14 6,957,767
2013 16 5,089,169
2012 16 7,454,025
2011 22 8,971,738
2010 21 9,043,584
2009 16 7,045,769
2008 18 7,729,284
2007 19 8,305,947
2006 17 6,346,453
2005 21 7,019,820
2004 20 6,340,626
2003 20 6,041,828
2002 19 5,497,811
2001 20 6,539,844
2000 20 4,714,254
1999 17 3,266,041

Order of Merit winners[edit]

The winner of the Order of Merit is awarded the John Jacobs Trophy.[3][4]

Year Order of Merit leader Country Earnings ()
2017 Clark Dennis  United States 222,055
2016 Paul Broadhurst  England 399,285
2015 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 679,147
2014 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 624,543
2013 Paul Wesselingh  England 311,644
2012 Roger Chapman  England 356,751
2011 Peter Fowler  Australia 302,327
2010 Boonchu Ruangkit  Thailand 266,609
2009 Sam Torrance  Scotland 170,696
2008 Ian Woosnam  Wales 320,120
2007 Carl Mason  England 412,376
2006 Sam Torrance  Scotland 347,525
2005 Sam Torrance  Scotland 277,421
2004 Carl Mason  England 354,743
2003 Carl Mason  England 350,242
2002 Seiji Ebihara  Japan 330,211
2001 Ian Stanley  Australia 287,025
2000 Noel Ratcliffe  Australia 163,167
1999 Tommy Horton  England 138,944
1998 Tommy Horton  England 178,719
1997 Tommy Horton  England 221,798
1996 Tommy Horton  England 186,473
1995 Brian Barnes  Scotland 89,068
1994 John Morgan  England 80,093
1993 Tommy Horton  England 79,709
1992 John Fourie  South Africa 66,998

Leading career money winners[edit]

The table below shows the top ten career money leaders on the European Senior Tour as of the end of the 2017 season.

Rank Player Country Earnings ()
1 Carl Mason  England 2,739,895
2 Bernhard Langer  Germany 2,631,830
3 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 1,776,395
4 Nick Job  England 1,639,876
5 Sam Torrance  Scotland 1,560,985
6 Tom Watson  United States 1,552,199
7 Tommy Horton  England 1,527,506
8 Bill Longmuir  Scotland 1,462,050
9 Peter Fowler  Australia 1,433,908
10 Barry Lane  England 1,431,746

There is a full list that is updated after each tournament on the European Tour's website here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Staysure to become first title sponsor of the European Senior Tour". PGA European Tour. 7 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "Strong Seniors contingent head to the United States". PGA European Tour. 21 May 2007. 
  3. ^ "John Jacobs Trophy winners". PGA European Tour. 14 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "European Senior Tour Order of Merit winners 1992 - 2015". PGA European Tour. 14 October 2014. 

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