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1977 European Tour

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1977 European Tour

The 1977 European Tour was the sixth official season of Professional Golfers' Association.

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


The table below shows the 1977 European Tour schedule which was made up of 23 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. The other tournaments were mostly held in England and Scotland. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Callers of Newcastle and the Tournament Players Championship, and the loss of the Piccadilly Medal.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
6–9 Apr Portuguese Open Portugal Manuel Ramos
13–16 Apr Spanish Open Spain Bernard Gallacher
20–23 Apr Madrid Open Spain Antonio Garrido
28 Apr–1 May Italian Open Italy Ángel Gallardo
5–8 May French Open France Seve Ballesteros
11–14 May Benson and Hedges International Open England Antonio Garrido
18–21 May Sun Alliance Match Play Championship England Hugh Baiocchi
25–28 May Penfold PGA Championship England Manuel Piñero
2–5 Jun Kerrygold International Republic of Ireland Liam Higgins
8–11 Jun Martini International England Greg Norman
16–19 Jun Greater Manchester Open England Eamonn Darcy
22–25 Jun Uniroyal International Championship England Seve Ballesteros
6–9 Jul The Open Championship Scotland Tom Watson
14–17 Jul Swiss Open Switzerland Seve Ballesteros
21–24 Jul Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden Bob Byman
28–31 Jul Callers of Newcastle England John Fourie New tournament
4–7 Aug German Open West Germany Tienie Britz
11–14 Aug Dutch Open Netherlands Bob Byman
16–17 Aug Skol Lager Individual Scotland Nick Faldo
25–28 Aug Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Hubert Green
7–10 Sept Tournament Players Championship England Neil Coles New tournament
28 Sept–1 Oct Dunlop Masters England Guy Hunt
13–16 Oct Lancome Trophy France Graham Marsh

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 46,436
2 Hugh Baiocchi  South Africa 32,251
3 Antonio Garrido  Spain 21,581
4 Manuel Piñero  Spain 26,569
5 Bob Byman  United States 19,452
6 Brian Barnes  Scotland 17,557
7 Peter Dawson  England 17,583
8 Nick Faldo  England 23,978
9 Francisco Abreu  Spain 13,294
10 Ángel Gallardo  Spain 14,765

See also

External links

  • 1977 season results on the PGA European Tour website
  • 1977 Order of Merit on the PGA European Tour website
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