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2000 European Tour

The 2000 European Tour was the 29th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour.[1]

The Order of Merit was won by England's Lee Westwood who won six times during the season to end Colin Montgomerie's seven-year reign as Europe's number one.


  • Schedule 1
  • Order of Merit 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The table below shows the 2000 European Tour schedule which was made up of 44 regular tournaments, which included the four major championships and the World Golf Championships. There were several changes from the previous season, with the Alfred Dunhill Championship replacing the South African PGA Championship due to sponsorship reasons, the addition of two tournaments celebrating the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil by Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500, the Greg Norman Holden International, The Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open and The Eurobet Seve Ballesteros Trophy, and the loss of the Estoril Open, the German Open and the Sarazen World Open. Money earned from the Masters Tournament counted towards the Order of Merit for the first time.[1]

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
13–16 Jan Alfred Dunhill Championship South Africa Anthony Wall New tournament
20–23 Jan Mercedes-Benz South African Open South Africa Mathias Grönberg
27–30 Jan Heineken Classic Australia Michael Campbell
3–6 Feb Greg Norman Holden International Australia Lucas Parsons New tournament
10–13 Feb Benson and Hedges Malaysian Open Malaysia Yeh Wei-tze
17–20 Feb Algarve Portuguese Open Portugal Gary Orr
23–27 Feb WGC-Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship United States Darren Clarke
2–5 Mar Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates José Cóceres
9–12 Mar Qatar Masters Qatar Rolf Muntz
16–19 Mar Madeira Island Open Portugal Niclas Fasth
23–26 Mar Brazil Rio de Janeiro 500 Years Open Brazil Roger Chapman New tournament
30 Mar–2 Apr Brazil Sao Paulo 500 Years Open Brazil Pádraig Harrington New tournament
6–9 Apr Masters Tournament United States Vijay Singh
14–16 Apr The Eurobet Seve Ballesteros Trophy Portugal Continental Europe New tournament.
Team event
20–23 Apr Moroccan Open Méditel Morocco Jamie Spence
28 Apr–1 May Peugeot Open de Espana Spain Brian Davis
4–7 May Novotel Perrier Open de France France Colin Montgomerie
11–14 May Benson and Hedges International Open England José María Olazábal
18–21 May Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe Germany Lee Westwood
26–29 May Volvo PGA Championship England Colin Montgomerie
1–4 Jun Compass Group English Open England Darren Clarke
8–11 Jun The Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open Wales Steen Tinning New tournament
15–18 Jun U.S. Open United States Tiger Woods
22–25 Jun Compaq European Grand Prix England Lee Westwood
29 Jun–2 Jul Murphy's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Patrik Sjöland
6–9 Jul Smurfit European Open Republic of Ireland Lee Westwood
12–15 Jul Standard Life Loch Lomond Scotland Ernie Els
20–23 Jul The Open Championship Scotland Tiger Woods
27–30 Jul TNT Dutch Open Netherlands Stephen Leaney
3–6 Aug Volvo Scandinavian Masters Sweden Lee Westwood
10–13 Sept Victor Chandler British Masters England Gary Orr
17–20 Aug U.S. PGA Championship United States Tiger Woods
17–20 Aug North West of Ireland Open Republic of Ireland Massimo Scarpa Alternate to U.S. PGA
24–27 Aug WGC-NEC Invitational United States Tiger Woods
24–27 Aug Scottish PGA Championship Scotland Pierre Fulke Alternate to WGC
31 Aug–3 Sept BMW International Open Germany Thomas Bjørn
7–10 Sept Canon European Masters Switzerland Eduardo Romero
14–17 Sept Trophée Lancôme France Retief Goosen
21–24 Sept Belgacom Open Belgium Lee Westwood
28 Sept–1 Oct Linde German Masters Germany Michael Campbell
5–8 Oct Cisco World Match Play Championship England Lee Westwood Unofficial money
12–15 Oct Alfred Dunhill Cup Scotland  Spain Team event.
Unofficial money
19–22 Oct BBVA Open Turespaña Masters Comunidad de Madrid Spain Pádraig Harrington
26–29 Oct Italian Open Italy Ian Poulter
2–5 Nov Volvo Masters Spain Pierre Fulke
9–12 Nov WGC-American Express Championship Spain Mike Weir
7–10 Dec WGC-World Cup Argentina  United States Team event.
Unofficial money

Order of Merit

The PGA European Tour's money list was known as the "Volvo Order of Merit". It was based on prize money earned during the season and calculated in Euro.[1]

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1 Lee Westwood  England 3,125,147
2 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 2,717,965
3 Ernie Els  South Africa 2,017,248
4 Michael Campbell  New Zealand 1,993,550
5 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 1,929,657
6 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 1,740,917
7 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 1,350,921
8 Phillip Price  Wales 1,331,591
9 José María Olazábal  Spain 1,174,564
10 Gary Orr  Scotland 1,009,473

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Tour History".  

External links

  • 2000 season results on the PGA European Tour website
  • 2000 Order of Merit on the PGA European Tour website
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