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2011 European Tour

The 2011 European Tour was the third edition of the Race to Dubai and the 40th season of golf tournaments since the European Tour officially began in 1972.


  • Schedule 1
  • Race to Dubai 2
  • Golfer of the Month 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The table below shows the 2011 European Tour schedule.[1] The season began in December 2010 with the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa, and culminated with the Dubai World Championship the following December.[2] The full schedule included the four major championships and four World Golf Championships.[3][4]

Dates Tournament Host country Winner OWGR
9–12 Dec Alfred Dunhill Championship South Africa Pablo Martín (3) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
16–19 Dec South African Open South Africa Ernie Els (26) 32 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
6–9 Jan Africa Open South Africa Louis Oosthuizen (3) 22 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
13–16 Jan Joburg Open South Africa Charl Schwartzel (6) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
20–23 Jan Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship United Arab Emirates Martin Kaymer (9) 56
27–30 Jan Volvo Golf Champions Bahrain Paul Casey (11) 38 New tournament
3–6 Feb Commercialbank Qatar Masters Qatar Thomas Bjørn (11) 50
10–13 Feb Omega Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates Álvaro Quirós (5) 50
17–20 Feb Avantha Masters India Shiv Chowrasia (2) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
23–27 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship United States Luke Donald (4) 76 World Golf Championships
10–13 Mar WGC-Cadillac Championship United States Nick Watney (n/a) 74 World Golf Championships
17–21 Mar[N 1] Sicilian Open Italy Raphaël Jacquelin (3) 24 New tournament
24–27 Mar Open de Andalucía de Golf Spain Paul Lawrie (6) 24
31 Mar–3 Apr Trophée Hassan II Morocco David Horsey (2) 24
7–10 Apr Masters Tournament United States Charl Schwartzel (7) 100 Major championship
14–17 Apr Maybank Malaysian Open Malaysia Matteo Manassero (2) 42 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
21–24 Apr Volvo China Open China Nicolas Colsaerts (1) 28 Co-sanctioned with the OneAsia Tour
29 Apr–1 May Ballantine's Championship South Korea Lee Westwood (21) 42 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
5–8 May Open de España Spain Thomas Aiken (1) 24
12–15 May Iberdrola Open Spain Darren Clarke (13) 24
19–22 May Volvo World Match Play Championship Spain Ian Poulter (11) 52
19–22 May Madeira Islands Open Portugal Michael Hoey (2) 18 Alternate to World Match Play.
Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour.
26–29 May BMW PGA Championship England Luke Donald (5) 64
2–5 Jun Saab Wales Open Wales Alexander Norén (2) 30
9–12 Jun BMW Italian Open Italy Robert Rock (1) 24
16–19 Jun U.S. Open United States Rory McIlroy (2) 100 Major championship
16–19 Jun Saint-Omer Open France Matthew Zions (1) 18 Alternate to U.S. Open.
Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour.
23–26 Jun BMW International Open Germany Pablo Larrazábal (2) 38
30 Jun–3 Jul Alstom Open de France France Thomas Levet (6) 40
7–10 Jul Barclays Scottish Open Scotland Luke Donald (6) 52
14–17 Jul The Open Championship United Kingdom Darren Clarke (14) 100 Major championship
21–24 Jul Nordea Masters Sweden Alexander Norén (3) 24
28–31 Jul Irish Open Republic of Ireland Simon Dyson (5) 28
4–7 Aug WGC-Bridgestone Invitational United States Adam Scott (8) 76 World Golf Championships
11–14 Aug PGA Championship United States Keegan Bradley (n/a) 100 Major championship
18–21 Aug Czech Open Czech Republic Oliver Fisher (1) 24
25–28 Aug Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles Scotland Thomas Bjørn (12) 24
1–4 Sept Omega European Masters Switzerland Thomas Bjørn (13) 44 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
8–11 Sept KLM Open Netherlands Simon Dyson (6) 40
15–18 Sept Vivendi Seve Trophy France Great Britain & Ireland n/a Team event, unofficial money
22–25 Sept Austrian Golf Open Austria Kenneth Ferrie (3) 24
29 Sept–2 Oct Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Scotland Michael Hoey (3) 54
6–9 Oct Bankia Madrid Masters Spain Lee Slattery (1) 28
13–16 Oct Portugal Masters Portugal Tom Lewis (1) 34
20–23 Oct Castelló Masters Spain Sergio García (9) 24
27–30 Oct Andalucía Masters Spain Sergio García (10) 38
3–6 Nov WGC-HSBC Champions China Martin Kaymer (10) 62 World Golf Championships
10–13 Nov Barclays Singapore Open Singapore Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (5) 46 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
17–20 Nov[N 2] Iskandar Johor Open Malaysia Joost Luiten (1) 24 New tournament.
Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
17–20 Nov Alfred Dunhill Championship South Africa Garth Mulroy (1) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
24–27 Nov Omega Mission Hills World Cup China  United States n/a Team event, unofficial money
24–27 Nov South African Open South Africa Hennie Otto (2) 32 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
1–4 Dec UBS Hong Kong Open Hong Kong Rory McIlroy (3) 38 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
8–11 Dec Dubai World Championship United Arab Emirates Álvaro Quirós (6) 58
  1. ^ The tournament was scheduled to end on March 20, but the end of the final round was pushed back to the following day due to weather.
  2. ^ The final round was cancelled and the tournament reduced to 54 holes due to weather.

Race to Dubai

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 euro, with earnings from tournaments that award prize money in other currencies being converted at the exchange rate available the week of the event. The following table shows the final top 10 in the 2011 standings and includes the bonus pool.[5]

Rank Player Country Events Prize money ()
1 Luke Donald  England 13 5,323,400
2 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 19 4,002,168
3 Martin Kaymer  Germany 22 3,489,033
4 Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 18 2,929,829
5 Lee Westwood  England 19 2,439,601
6 Álvaro Quirós  Spain 23 2,259,242
7 Anders Hansen  Denmark 22 2,074,366
8 Sergio García  Spain 13 1,962,723
9 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 23 1,814,115
10 Simon Dyson  England 29 1,694,779

Golfer of the Month

The winners of the European Tour Golfer of the Month Award were as follows:

Month Player Country
January Martin Kaymer  Germany
February Luke Donald  England
March Paul Lawrie  Scotland
April Charl Schwartzel  South Africa
May Luke Donald  England
June Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland
July Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland
August Thomas Bjørn  Denmark
September Michael Hoey  Northern Ireland
October Sergio García  Spain
November Martin Kaymer  Germany

See also


  1. ^ "European Tour schedule".  
  2. ^ "European Tour unveils 2011 Race to Dubai schedule".  
  3. ^ "The 2011 European Tour International Schedule – Initial Sector".  
  4. ^ "European Tour adds Bahrain to its Middle East swing from January 2011 with Volvo Tournament of Champions".  
  5. ^ "European Tour Race To Dubai". 4 December 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 

External links

  • 2011 season results on the PGA European Tour website
  • 2011 Order of Merit on the PGA European Tour website
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