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1978 European Tour

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1978 European Tour

The 1978 European Tour was the seventh official season of Professional Golfers' Association.

The Order of Merit was won by Spain's Seve Ballesteros.

Contents

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

Schedule

The table below shows the 1978 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, Wales and Scotland. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Belgian Open, the B.A./Avis Open in Jersey, and the European Open, and the loss of the Kerrygold International, the Uniroyal International Championship, the Callers of Newcastle, the Skol Lager Individual and the Lancome Trophy.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
12–15 Apr Portuguese Open Portugal Howard Clark
19–22 Apr Spanish Open Spain Brian Barnes
26–29 Apr Madrid Open Spain Howard Clark
4–7 May Italian Open Italy Dale Hayes
12–15 May French Open France Dale Hayes
18–21 May Martini International England Seve Ballesteros
26–29 May Colgate PGA Championship England Nick Faldo
1–4 Jun B.A./Avis Open Jersey Brian Huggett New tournament
8–11 Jun Belgian Open Belgium Noel Ratcliffe New tournament
15–18 Jun Greater Manchester Open England Brian Barnes
28 Jun–1 Jul Sun Alliance Match Play Championship Scotland Mark James
12–15 Jul The Open Championship Scotland Jack Nicklaus
21–23 Jul Dutch Open Netherlands Bob Byman
24–27 Jul Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Ken Brown
27–30 Jul Braun German Open West Germany Seve Ballesteros
3–8 Aug Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden Seve Ballesteros
9–12 Aug Benson and Hedges International Open England Lee Trevino
31 Aug–3 Sept Swiss Open Switzerland Seve Ballesteros
14–17 Sept Tournament Players Championship England Brian Waites
4–7 Oct Dunlop Masters Wales Tommy Horton
19–22 Oct European Open England Bobby Wadkins New tournament

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 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 54,348
2 Dale Hayes  South Africa 43,891
3 Nick Faldo  England 37,912
4 Ken Brown  Scotland 29,843
5 Howard Clark  England 32,739
6 Neil Coles  England 30,348
7 Mark James  England 27,861
8 Brian Barnes  Scotland 23,386
9 Bernard Gallacher  Scotland 21,812
10 Tommy Horton  England 18,007

See also

External links

  • 1978 season results on the PGA European Tour website
  • 1978 Order of Merit on the PGA European Tour website
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