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1973 European Tour

The 1973 European Tour was the second official season of Professional Golfers' Association.

The Order of Merit was won by England's Peter Oosterhuis.

Schedule

The table below shows the 1973 European Tour schedule which was made up of 21 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. The other tournaments were mostly held in England, Scotland and Wales. There were three changes from the inaugural season, with the addition of the Portuguese Open and the Scandinavian Enterprise Open, and the loss of the John Player Trophy.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner
28–31 Mar Madrid Open Spain German Garrido
4–7 Apr Portuguese Open Portugal Jaime Benito
11–14 Apr Spanish Open Spain Neil Coles
18–21 Apr Italian Open Italy Tony Jacklin
25 28 Apr Piccadilly Medal England Peter Oosterhuis
10–12 May Penfold Bournemouth Tournament England Eddie Polland
23–26 May Benson & Hedges Match Play Championship England Neil Coles
31 May–3 Jun French Open France Peter Oosterhuis
6–9 Jun Martini International Scotland Maurice Bembridge
21–24 Jun Carroll's International Republic of Ireland Paddy McGuirk
27–30 Jun Sunbeam Electric Scottish Open Scotland Graham Marsh
11–14 Jul The Open Championship Scotland Tom Weiskopf
19–22 Jul Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden Bob Charles
26–29 Jul Swiss Open Switzerland Hugh Baiocchi
2 5 Aug German Open West Germany Francisco Abreu
8–12 Aug Dutch Open Netherlands Doug McClelland
15–18 Aug Benson & Hedges Festival England Vin Baker
22–25 Aug Viyella PGA Championship England Peter Oosterhuis
5–8 Sept W.D. & H.O. Wills Tournament England Charles Coody
26–29 Sept John Player Classic Scotland Charles Coody
3–6 Oct Dunlop Masters Wales Tony Jacklin

Order of Merit

The PGA European Tour's money list was known as the "Order of Merit". It was based on a points system, which meant that some players could finish lower than others despite accumulating more prize money.

Position Player Country Prize money (£)
1 Peter Oosterhuis  England 17,455
2 Maurice Bembridge  England 10,773
3 Hugh Baiocchi  South Africa 11,870
4 Dale Hayes  South Africa 10,188
5 Brian Barnes  Scotland 9,778
6 Eddie Polland  Northern Ireland 8,146
7 Tony Jacklin  England 24,840
8 Bernard Gallacher  Scotland 8,676
9 Neil Coles  England 14,748
10 Jack Newton  Australia 7,939

See also

External links

  • 1973 season results on the PGA European Tour website
  • 1973 Order of Merit on the PGA European Tour website
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