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2010 European Tour

The 2010 European Tour is the second edition of the Race to Dubai and the 39th season of golf tournaments since the European Tour officially began in 1972.

The Race to Dubai was won by Germany's Martin Kaymer.[1] Kaymer and Graeme McDowell from Northern Ireland shared the Golfer of the Year award.[2]


The table below shows the 2010 European Tour schedule.[3] The season consists of 47 tournaments and begins in December 2009 with the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa, and culminates with the Dubai World Championship the following November.[4] The schedule includes the four major championships, four World Golf Championships and the Ryder Cup. There are six new tournaments, the Africa Open in South Africa, the returning Avantha Masters in India which was cancelled in 2009, the Hassan II Golf Trophy in Morocco, the Open Calla Millor Mallorca and the Andalucía Valderrama Masters, both held in Spain, and the Vivendi Cup in France.[5]

Dates Tournament Host country Winner OWGR
10–13 Dec Alfred Dunhill Championship South Africa Pablo Martín (2) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
17–20 Dec South African Open South Africa Richie Ramsay (1) 32 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
7–10 Jan Africa Open South Africa Charl Schwartzel (4) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
14–17 Jan Joburg Open South Africa Charl Schwartzel (5) 22 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
21–24 Jan Abu Dhabi Golf Championship United Arab Emirates Martin Kaymer (5) 54
28–31 Jan Commercialbank Qatar Masters Qatar Robert Karlsson (10) 54
4–7 Feb Omega Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates Miguel Ángel Jiménez (16) 50
11–14 Feb Avantha Masters India Andrew Dodt (1) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
18–21 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship United States Ian Poulter (9) 74 World Golf Championships
4–7 Mar Maybank Malaysian Open Malaysia Noh Seung-yul (1) 24 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
11–14 Mar WGC-CA Championship United States Ernie Els (25) 74 World Golf Championships
18–21 Mar Trophée Hassan II Morocco Rhys Davies (1) 24
25–28 Mar Open de Andalucia de Golf Spain Louis Oosthuizen (1) 24
8–11 Apr Masters Tournament United States Phil Mickelson (n/a) 100 Major championship
8–11 Apr Madeira Islands Open BPI - Portugal Portugal James Morrison (1) 24 Alternate to the Masters Tournament
15–18 Apr Volvo China Open China Yang Yong-eun (3) 28 Co-sanctioned with the OneAsia Tour
22–25 Apr Ballantine's Championship South Korea Marcus Fraser (2) 38 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
29 Apr – 2 May Open de España Spain Álvaro Quirós (4) 24
6–9 May BMW Italian Open Italy Fredrik Andersson Hed (1) 24
13–16 May Iberdrola Open Cala Millor Mallorca Spain Peter Hanson (3) 24 New tournament
20–23 May BMW PGA Championship England Simon Khan (2) 64 European Tour's "flagship event"
27–30 May Madrid Masters Spain Luke Donald (3) 36
3–6 Jun Celtic Manor Wales Open Wales Graeme McDowell (5) 38
10–13 Jun Estoril Open de Portugal Portugal Thomas Bjørn (10) 24
17–20 Jun U.S. Open United States Graeme McDowell (6) 100 Major championship
17–20 Jun Saint-Omer Open France Martin Wiegele (1) 18 Co-sanctioned with the Challenge Tour
24–27 Jun BMW International Open Germany David Horsey (1) 38
1–4 Jul Alstom Open de France France Miguel Ángel Jiménez (17) 50
8–11 Jul Barclays Scottish Open Scotland Edoardo Molinari (1) 52
15–18 Jul The Open Championship United Kingdom Louis Oosthuizen (2) 100 Major championship
22–25 Jul Nordea Scandinavian Masters Sweden Richard S. Johnson (2) 26
29 Jul – 1 Aug 3 Irish Open Republic of Ireland Ross Fisher (4) 32
5–8 Aug WGC-Bridgestone Invitational United States Hunter Mahan (n/a) 76 World Golf Championships
12–15 Aug PGA Championship United States Martin Kaymer (6) 100 Major championship
19–22 Aug Czech Open Czech Republic Peter Hanson (4) 24
26–29 Aug Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles Scotland Edoardo Molinari (2) 30
2–5 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland Miguel Ángel Jiménez (18) 30 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
9–12 Sep KLM Open Netherlands Martin Kaymer (7) 32
16–19 Sep Austrian Golf Open Austria José Manuel Lara (2) 24
23–26 Sep Vivendi Cup France John Parry (1) 24 New tournament
1–4 Oct Ryder Cup Wales Team Europe n/a Team event – Europe v. United States
7–10 Oct Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Scotland Martin Kaymer (8) 48
14–17 Oct Portugal Masters Portugal Richard Green (3) 34
21–24 Oct Castelló Masters Costa Azahar Spain Matteo Manassero (1) 24
28–31 Oct Andalucía Valderrama Masters Spain Graeme McDowell (7) 38 New tournament
4–7 Nov WGC-HSBC Champions China Francesco Molinari (2) 68 World Golf Championships
11–14 Nov Barclays Singapore Open Singapore Adam Scott (7) 48 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
18–21 Nov UBS Hong Kong Open Hong Kong Ian Poulter (10) 38 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
25–28 Nov Dubai World Championship Dubai Robert Karlsson (11) 58

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 top 15 in the 2010 standings following the Dubai World Championship and distribution of the bonus pool.[6]

Rank Player Country Events Prize money (€)
1 Martin Kaymer  Germany 22 4,461,011
2 Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland 24 3,896,996
3 Lee Westwood  England 14 3,222,423
4 Ian Poulter  England 15 3,027,008
5 Francesco Molinari  Italy 27 2,799,692
6 Robert Karlsson  Sweden 21 2,296,486
7 Ernie Els  South Africa 15 2,261,607
8 Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 24 2,207,965
9 Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 29 2,179,418
10 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 23 2,070,763
11 Edoardo Molinari  Italy 28 2,009,337
12 Paul Casey  England 14 1,888,850
13 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 16 1,821,050
14 Álvaro Quirós  Spain 25 1,750,255
15 Luke Donald  England 13 1,678,072

Golfer of the Month

The winners of the European Tour Golfer of the Month Award were as follows:[7]
Month Player Country
January Charl Schwartzel  South Africa
February Ian Poulter  England
March Ernie Els  South Africa
April Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland
May Luke Donald  England
June Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland
July Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa
August Martin Kaymer  Germany
September John Parry  England
October Matteo Manassero  Italy
November Ian Poulter  England

See also


  1. ^ "Germany's Martin Kaymer wins European Tour money title".  
  2. ^ "Graeme McDowell & Martin Kaymer share European award".  
  3. ^ "European Tour schedule".  
  4. ^ "The 2010 Race to Dubai to start in South Africa".  
  5. ^ "The 2010 Race to Dubai announced".  
  6. ^ "European Tour Race To Dubai". 28 November 2010. Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Golfer of the Month".  

External links

  • 2010 season results on the PGA European Tour website
  • 2010 Order of Merit on the PGA European Tour website
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