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2002 European Tour

The 2002 European Tour was the 31st season of golf tournaments since the European Tour officially began in 1972. The 2002 season consisted of 45 official money events, which included the four major championships and three World Golf Championships which were also sanctioned by the PGA Tour. Also on the schedule were two team events, the Seve Trophy and the Ryder Cup.

The Order of Merit was won by Retief Goosen.

Table of results

The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names show the number of career wins they had on the European Tour up to and including that event. This is only shown for members of the European Tour.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
22–25 Nov BMW Asian Open Taiwan Jarmo Sandelin (5) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
29 Nov – 2 Dec Omega Hong Kong Open Hong Kong José María Olazábal (22) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
10–13 Jan Bell's South African Open South Africa Tim Clark (1) Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
17–20 Jan Dunhill Championship South Africa Justin Rose (1) Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
24–27 Jan Johnnie Walker Classic Australia Retief Goosen (8) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
and PGA Tour of Australasia
31 Jan – 3 Feb Heineken Classic Australia Ernie Els (9) Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
7–10 Feb ANZ Championship Australia Richard S. Johnson (1) Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
20–24 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship United States Kevin Sutherland (n/a) World Golf Championships
21–24 Feb Caltex Singapore Masters Singapore Arjun Atwal (1) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
28 Feb – 3 Mar Carlsberg Malaysian Open Malaysia Alastair Forsyth (1) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
7–10 Mar Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates Ernie Els (10)
14–17 Mar Qatar Masters Qatar Adam Scott (2)
21–24 Mar Madeira Island Open Portugal Diego Borrego (2) Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour
4–7 Apr Algarve Open de Portugal Portugal Carl Pettersson (1)
11–14 Apr Masters Tournament United States Tiger Woods (n/a) Major championship
17–21 Apr Seve Trophy Ireland Great Britain & Ireland Team event; unofficial
25–28 Apr Canarias Open de España Spain Sergio García (4)
2–5 May Novotel Perrier Open de France France Malcolm MacKenzie (1)
9–12 May Benson and Hedges International Open England Ángel Cabrera (2)
16–19 May Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe Germany Tiger Woods (n/a)
23–26 May Volvo PGA Championship England Anders Hansen (1) The European Tour's flagship event
30 May – 2 Jun Victor Chandler British Masters England Justin Rose (2)
6–9 Jun Compass Group English Open England Darren Clarke (9)
13–16 Jun U.S. Open United States Tiger Woods (n/a) Major championship
20–23 Jun Great North Open England Miles Tunnicliff (1)
27–30 Jun Murphy's Irish Open Ireland Søren Hansen (1)
4–7 Jul Smurfit European Open Ireland Michael Campbell (5)
11–14 Jul Barclays Scottish Open Scotland Eduardo Romero (8)
18–21 Jul The Open Championship Scotland Ernie Els (11) Major championship
25–28 Jul TNT Open Netherlands Tobias Dier (2)
1–4 Aug Volvo Scandinavian Masters Sweden Graeme McDowell (1)
8–11 Aug Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open Wales Paul Lawrie (5)
15–18 Aug PGA Championship United States Rich Beem (n/a) Major championship
15–18 Aug North West of Ireland Open Ireland Adam Mednick (1) Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour
22–25 Aug WGC-NEC Invitational United States Craig Parry (5) World Golf Championships
22–25 Aug Diageo Scottish PGA Championship Scotland Adam Scott (3)
29 Aug – 1 Sep BMW International Open Germany Thomas Bjørn (7)
5–8 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland Robert Karlsson (5)
12–15 Sep Linde German Masters Germany Stephen Leaney (4)
19–22 Sep WGC-American Express Championship Ireland Tiger Woods (n/a) World Golf Championships
27–29 Sep Ryder Cup England Europe Team event; unofficial
3–6 Oct Dunhill Links Championship Scotland Pádraig Harrington (5) Celebrity pro-am
10–13 Oct Trophée Lancôme France Alex Čejka (4)
17–20 Oct Cisco World Match Play Championship England Ernie Els (n/a) Unofficial event
24–27 Oct Telefonica Open de Madrid Spain Steen Tinning (2)
31 Oct – 3 Nov Italian Open Telecom Italia Italy Ian Poulter (3)
7–10 Nov Volvo Masters Andalucia Spain Bernhard Langer (42)
Colin Montgomerie (27)
Tie
Tour Championship

Order of Merit

In 2002, the European Tour's money list was known as the "Order of Merit". It was calculated in euro, although around half of the events had prize funds which were fixed in other currencies, mostly either British pounds or U.S. dollars. In these instances the amounts were converted into euro at the exchange rate for the week that the tournament was played. The top 10 golfers in 2002 were:

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1 Retief Goosen  South Africa 2,360,128
2 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 2,334,655
3 Ernie Els  South Africa 2,251,708
4 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 1,980,720
5 Eduardo Romero  Argentina 1,811,330
6 Sergio García  Spain 1,488,728
7 Adam Scott  Australia 1,361,776
8 Michael Campbell  New Zealand 1,325,404
9 Justin Rose  England 1,323,529
10 Paul Lawrie  Scotland 1,151,434

See also

External links

  • 2002 season results on the PGA European Tour website
  • 2002 Order of Merit on the PGA European Tour website
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