1987 European Tour

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The 1987 European Tour was the 16th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour.

The Order of Merit was won by Wales' Ian Woosnam.


The table below shows the 1987 European Tour schedule which was made up of 28 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Moroccan Open and the German Masters, the return of the Belgian Open, and the loss of the Car Care Plan International and the Sanyo Open.

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
19–22 Mar Moroccan Open Morocco England Howard Clark (9) New tournament
9–12 Apr Masters Tournament United States United States Larry Mize (n/a) Unofficial money
8–12 Apr Jersey Open Jersey Wales Ian Woosnam (5)
16–19 Apr Suze Open France Spain Seve Ballesteros (34)
23–26 Apr Cepsa Madrid Open Spain Wales Ian Woosnam (6)
30 Apr–3 May Lancia Italian Open Italy Scotland Sam Torrance (12)
7–10 May Epson Grand Prix of Europe Match Play Championship Wales Sweden Mats Lanner (1)
14–17 May Peugeot Spanish Open Spain England Nick Faldo (12)
22–25 May Whyte & Mackay PGA Championship England West Germany Bernhard Langer (17)
28–31 May London Standard Four Stars National Pro-Celebrity England Zimbabwe Mark McNulty (4)
4–7 Jun Dunhill British Masters England Zimbabwe Mark McNulty (5)
10–13 Jun Peugeot Open de France France Spain José Rivero (2)
16–19 Jun U.S. Open United States United States Scott Simpson (n/a) Unofficial money
17–20 Jun Volvo Belgian Open Belgium Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy (3)
24–27 Jun Johnnie Walker Monte Carlo Open Monaco Australia Peter Senior (2)
2–5 Jul Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland West Germany Bernhard Langer (18)
8–11 Jul Bell's Scottish Open England Wales Ian Woosnam (7)
16–19 Jul The Open Championship Scotland England Nick Faldo (13)
23–26 Jul KLM Dutch Open Netherlands Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr (5)
30 Jul–2 Aug Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr (6)
6–9 Aug U.S. PGA Championship United States United States Larry Nelson (n/a) Unofficial money
6–9 Aug PLM Open Sweden England Howard Clark (10)
13–16 Aug Benson and Hedges International Open England Australia Noel Ratcliffe (2)
20–23 Aug Lawrence Batley International England United States Mark O'Meara (n/a)
27–30 Aug German Open West Germany Zimbabwe Mark McNulty (6)
3–6 Sept Ebel European Masters Swiss Open Switzerland Sweden Anders Forsbrand (1)
10–13 Sept Panasonic European Open England England Paul Way (3)
17–20 Sept Lancome Trophy France Wales Ian Woosnam (8)
8–11 Oct German Masters West Germany Scotland Sandy Lyle (13) New tournament
15–18 Oct Suntory World Match Play England Wales Ian Woosnam (n/a) Unofficial money
29 Oct–1 Nov Portuguese Open Portugal England Robert Lee (2)

Order of Merit

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

Position Player Country Prize money (£)
1 Ian Woosnam  Wales 253,717
2 Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe 189,304
3 Nick Faldo  England 181,833
4 Gordon Brand, Jnr  Scotland 147,787
5 Bernhard Langer  West Germany 141,394
6 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 138,843
7 Peter Senior  Australia 126,091
8 Rodger Davis  Australia 122,754
9 Sam Torrance  Scotland 122,556
10 Howard Clark  England 122,535

See also


  1. "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 21 June 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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