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The 1974 European Tour was the third official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour and organised by the Professional Golfers' Association.

The Order of Merit was won by England's Peter Oosterhuis.



The table below shows the 1974 European Tour schedule which was made up of 21 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. The other tournaments were mostly held in England, Scotland and Wales. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Double Diamond Strokeplay and the El Paraiso Open, and the loss of the Scottish Open and the John Player Classic.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
10–13 Apr Portuguese Open Portugal   Brian Huggett (1)
11–14 Apr Masters Tournament* United States   Gary Player (n/a)
17–20 Apr Spanish Open Spain   Jerry Heard (1)
24–27 Apr Madrid Open Spain   Manuel Piñero (1)
2–5 May French Open France   Peter Oosterhuis (5)
8–11 May Penfold Tournament England   Tommy Horton (2)
22 25 May Piccadilly Medal England   Maurice Bembridge (2)
5–8 Jun Martini International England   Stewart Ginn (1)
13–16 Jun U.S. Open* United States   Hale Irwin (n/a)
20–23 Jun Carroll's International Republic of Ireland   Bernard Gallacher (1)
10–13 Jul The Open Championship England   Gary Player (n/a)
18–21 Jul Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden   Tony Jacklin (4)
24–27 Jul Swiss Open Switzerland   Bob Charles (4)
1–4 Aug German Open West Germany   Simon Owen (1)
8–11 Aug PGA Championship* United States   Lee Trevino (n/a)
8–11 Aug Dutch Open Netherlands   Brian Barnes (2)
14–17 Aug Benson & Hedges Festival England   Philippe Toussaint (1)
20–21 Aug Double Diamond Strokeplay Scotland   Maurice Bembridge (3)
28–31 Aug Viyella PGA Championship England   Maurice Bembridge (4)
12–15 Sep Benson & Hedges Match Play Championship Scotland   Jack Newton (3)
18–21 Sep W.D. & H.O. Wills Tournament England   Neil Coles (4)
2–5 Oct Dunlop Masters Wales   Bernard Gallacher (2)
10–12 Oct Piccadilly World Match Play England   Hale Irwin (n/a) Unofficial event
17–20 Oct Italian Open Italy   Peter Oosterhuis (6)
23–26 Oct El Paraiso Open Spain   Peter Oosterhuis (7)

*The three majors played in the United States were not official money events, but wins in them were retroactively made official.

Order of MeritEdit

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 Peter Oosterhuis   England 32,127
2 Dale Hayes   South Africa 18,396
3 Bernard Gallacher   Scotland 18,515
4 Brian Barnes   Scotland 14,380
5 Neil Coles   England 13,961
6 Vicente Fernández   Argentina 7,819
7 Tony Jacklin   England 19,547
8 Brian Huggett   Wales 12,373
9 Peter Townsend   England 15,828
10 Tommy Horton   England 11,343

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