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European Seniors Tour
European Senior Tour
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event2017 European Senior 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/seniortour

The European Senior Tour is a professional tour, for male golfers aged 50 and over, run by the PGA European Tour. Until 2009 it was known as the European Seniors Tour.

History

The Tour was founded in 1992. In 2008 it had a total prize fund of EUR7,729,284, so it is much further behind the U.S.-based PGA Tour Champions in relative prize money than the main European Tour is behind the PGA Tour. The highest profile seniors event in Europe is the Senior British Open Championship, which is co-sanctioned by PGA Tour Champions. 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.[1]

Schedule

The 2016 schedule included 13 events, although two of these are PGA Tour Champions tournaments in the United States. Of the remaining events, the Senior Open Championship is the most important and is regarded as a Senior major golf championship. The PGA Seniors Championship was a longest-standing event having been first played in 1957, but it was not played in 2016. While the above events were contested over 72 holes, the remaining 10 tournaments were played over 54 holes. The first 9 of these were played in Europe, while the final event, the MCB Tour Championship, was played in Mauritius.

The 2017 schedule started in March with a tournament in Sharjah and currently consists of 15 planned tournaments.

Past tour schedules

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 (EUR)
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

The winner of the Order of Merit is awarded the John Jacobs Trophy.[2][3]

Year Order of Merit leader Country Earnings (EUR)
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

The table below shows the top ten career money leaders on the European Senior Tour as of the end of the 2016 season.

Rank Player Country Earnings (EUR)
1 Carl Mason  England 2,690,752
2 Bernhard Langer  Germany 1,882,635
3 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 1,723,026
4 Nick Job  England 1,631,355
5 Sam Torrance  Scotland 1,558,694
6 Tom Watson  United States 1,534,911
7 Tommy Horton  England 1,527,506
8 Bill Longmuir  Scotland 1,452,897
9 Noel Ratcliffe  Australia 1,390,556
10 Denis O'Sullivan  Ireland 1,385,424

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

References

  1. ^ Strong Seniors contingent head to the United States europeantour.com, 21 May 2007.
  2. ^ "John Jacobs Trophy winners". PGA European Tour. 14 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "european Senior Tour Order of Merit winners 1992 - 2015". PGA European Tour. 14 October 2014. 

See also

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