Golf Tours History And Previous Winners

European Tour

European Tour


A Brief History Of European Tour

The European Tour is the primary golf tour in Europe and is second to the U.S. based PGA TOUR in worldwide prestige. The European-based events on the European Tour are nearly all played in Western Europe and the most lucrative of them take place in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France and Spain. Of the events held in Europe, only one, the Cadillac Russian Open, takes place east of the former Iron Curtain.
Previous Winners Of European Tour

Year
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
1972
1971
Leading player
Justin Rose
Padraig Harrington
Colin Montgomerie
Ernie Els
Ernie Els
Retief Goosen
Retief Goosen
Lee Westwood
Colin Montgomerie
Colin Montgomerie
Colin Montgomerie
Colin Montgomerie
Colin Montgomerie
Colin Montgomerie
Colin Montgomerie
Nick Faldo
Seve Ballesteros
Ian Woosnam
Ronan Rafferty
Seve Ballesteros
Ian Woosnam
Seve Ballesteros
Sandy Lyle
Bernhard Langer
Nick Faldo
Greg Norman
Bernhard Langer
Greg Norman
Sandy Lyle
Seve Ballesteros
Seve Ballesteros
Seve Ballesteros
Dale Hayes
Peter Oosterhuis
Peter Oosterhuis
Peter Oosterhuis
Peter Oosterhuis
Country
England
Ireland
Scotland
South Africa
South Africa
South Africa
South Africa
England
Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
England
Spain
Wales
Northern Ireland
Spain
Wales
Spain
Scotland
West Germany
England
Australia
West Germany
Australia
Scotland
Spain
Spain
Spain
South Africa
England
England
England
England
Earnings
€2,944,945
€2,489,337
€2,794,223
€4,061,904
€2,975,374
€2,360,127
€2,862,806
€3,125,146
€1,822,880
£993,077
£798,947
£875,146
£835,051
£762,719
£613,682
£708,522
£545,353
£574,166
£400,311
£451,559
£253,717
£242,208
£162,552
£139,344
£119,416
£66,405
£81,036
£74,828
£49,232
£54,348
£46,435
£39,503
£20,507
£32,127
£24,840
£18,525
£10,480