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The 1975 European Tour was the fourth 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 South Africa's Dale Hayes.



The table below shows the 1975 European Tour schedule which was made up of 19 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 Carroll's Irish Open, replacing the Carroll's International, and the Kerrygold International Classic, and the loss of the Penfold Tournament, the W.D. & H.O. Wills Tournament and the El Paraiso Open.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
8–11 Apr Portuguese Open Portugal   Hal Underwood (1)
10–13 Apr Masters Tournament* United States   Jack Nicklaus (n/a)
16–19 Apr Spanish Open Spain   Arnold Palmer (n/a)
23–26 Apr Madrid Open Spain   Bob Shearer (1)
1–4 May French Open France   Brian Barnes (3)
7–10 May Piccadilly Medal England   Bob Shearer (2)
23–26 May Penfold PGA Championship England   Arnold Palmer (n/a)
11–14 Jun Martini International England   Christy O'Connor Jnr (1)
  Ian Stanley (1)
19–22 Jun U.S. Open* United States   Lou Graham (n/a)
9–12 Jul The Open Championship Scotland   Tom Watson (n/a)
17–20 Jul Swiss Open Switzerland   Dale Hayes (1)
24–27 Jul Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden   George Burns (1)
31 Jul – 3 Aug German Open West Germany   Maurice Bembridge (5)
7–10 Aug PGA Championship* United States   Jack Nicklaus (n/a)
7–10 Aug Dutch Open Netherlands   Hugh Baiocchi (2)
13–16 Aug Benson & Hedges Festival England   Vicente Fernández (1)
28–31 Aug Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland   Christy O'Connor Jnr (2) New tournament
3–6 Sep Sun Alliance Match Play Championship England   Eddie Polland (2)
11–14 Sep Kerrygold International Classic Republic of Ireland   George Burns (2) New tournament
23–24 Sep Double Diamond Strokeplay Scotland   Peter Dawson (1)
1–4 Oct Dunlop Masters England   Bernard Gallacher (3)
9–11 Oct Piccadilly World Match Play England   Hale Irwin (n/a) Unofficial event
16–19 Oct Italian Open Italy   Billy Casper (n/a)

*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 Dale Hayes   South Africa 20,508
2 Bob Shearer   Australia 16,040
3 Eamonn Darcy   Ireland 14,846
4 Brian Barnes   Scotland 13,492
5 Bernard Gallacher   Scotland 12,040
6 Hugh Baiocchi   South Africa 9,631
7 Christy O'Connor Jnr   Ireland 11,979
8 Jack Newton   Australia 16,394
9 Vicente Fernández   Argentina 10,109
10 Neil Coles   England 11,770

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