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1996 European Tour

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1996 European Tour

The 1996 European Tour was the 25th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour.[1]

The Order of Merit was won by Scotland's Colin Montgomerie.


  • Schedule 1
  • Order of Merit 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The table below shows the 1996 European Tour schedule which was made up of 38 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Heineken Classic, the Dimension Data Pro-Am, the FNB Players Championship, the Slaley Hall Northumberland Challenge, the Loch Lomond World Invitational and the Oki Pro-Am, and the loss of the Turespana Open De Canaria, the Open Mediterrania, the Open de Baleares and the Jersey Open.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
25–28 Jan Johnnie Walker Classic Singapore Ian Woosnam
1–4 Feb Heineken Classic Australia Ian Woosnam New Tournament
8–11 Feb Dimension Data Pro-Am South Africa Mark McNulty New Tournament
15–18 Feb Alfred Dunhill South African PGA Championship South Africa Sven Strüver
22–25 Feb FNB Players Championship South Africa Wayne Westner New Tournament
29 Feb–3 Mar Catalan Open Spain Paul Lawrie
7–10 Mar Moroccan Open Morocco Peter Hedblom
14–17 Mar Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates Colin Montgomerie
21–24 Mar Portuguese Open Portugal Wayne Riley
28–31 Mar Madeira Island Open Portugal Jarmo Sandelin
18–22 Apr Air France Cannes Open France Raymond Russell
25–28 Apr Turespana Masters Spain Diego Borrego
2–5 May Conte of Florence Italian Open Italy Jim Payne
9–12 May Peugeot Spanish Open Spain Pádraig Harrington
16–19 May Benson and Hedges International Open England Stephen Ames
24–27 May Volvo PGA Championship England Costantino Rocca
30 Jun–2 Jul Deutsche Bank Open TPC of Europe Germany Frank Nobilo
6–9 Jun Alamo English Open England Robert Allenby
13–16 Jun Slaley Hall Northumberland Challenge England Retief Goosen New tournament
20–23 Jun BMW International Open Germany Marc Farry
27–30 Jun Peugeot Open de France France Robert Allenby
4–7 Jul Murphy's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Colin Montgomerie
10–13 Jul Scottish Open Scotland Ian Woosnam
18–21 Jul The Open Championship England Tom Lehman
25–28 Jul Sun Microsystems Dutch Open Netherlands Mark McNulty
1–4 Aug Volvo Scandinavian Masters Sweden Lee Westwood
8–11 Aug Hohe Brucke Open Austria Paul McGinley
15–18 Aug Chemapol Trophy Czech Open Czech Republic Jonathan Lomas
22–25 Aug Volvo German Open Germany Ian Woosnam
28–31 Aug One 2 One British Masters England Robert Allenby
5–8 Sept Canon European Masters Switzerland Colin Montgomerie
12–15 Sept Trophée Lancôme France Jesper Parnevik
19–22 Sept Loch Lomond World Invitational Scotland Thomas Bjørn New tournament
26–29 Sept Smurfit European Open Republic of Ireland Per-Ulrik Johansson
3–6 Oct Linde German Masters Germany Darren Clarke
10–13 Oct Oki Pro-Am Spain Tom Kite New tournament
17–20 Oct Toyota World Match Play Championship England Ernie Els
24–27 Oct Volvo Masters Spain Mark McNulty

Order of Merit

The PGA European Tour's money list was known as the "Volvo Order of Merit". It was based on prize money earned during the season and calculated in Pound sterling[1] but is now converted to Euro.

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 1,225,205
2 Ian Woosnam  Wales 910,594
3 Robert Allenby  Australia 745,001
4 Costantino Rocca  Italy 675,619
5 Mark McNulty  Ireland 649,386
6 Lee Westwood  England 600,171
7 Andrew Coltart  Scotland 484,311
8 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 461,714
9 Paul Broadhurst  England 420,510
10 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 409,470

See also


  1. ^ a b "Tour History".  

External links

  • 1996 season results on the PGA European Tour website
  • 1996 Order of Merit on the PGA European Tour website
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