1982 European Tour
The 1982 European Tour was the 11th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour and organised by the Professional Golfers' Association. It was the first year that the schedule included a tournament outside Europe, visiting North Africa for the Tunisian Open.
|Duration||15 April 1982– 7 November 1982|
|Number of official events||27|
|Most wins||2 – Seve Ballesteros, Gordon Brand Jnr, Bernard Gallacher, Greg Norman, Sam Torrance|
|Order of Merit||Greg Norman|
|Sir Henry Cotton rookie of the year||Gordon Brand Jnr|
The Official Money List was won by Australia's Greg Norman.
The table below shows the 1982 European Tour schedule which was made up of 27 tournaments counting for the Official Money List, and some non-counting "Approved Special Events". There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Tunisian Open, the Car Care Plan International and the Sanyo Open, the return of the Portuguese Open; and the Lancome Trophy became a counting event for the first time.
- The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names show the number of official career wins they had on the European Tour up to and including that event. Totals are only shown for members of the European Tour and are inclusive of the three United States-based major championships since, although not official tour events at the time, they have been recognised as such retrospecively. Victories in "Approved Special Events" are not recognised as official tour wins.
Official Money ListEdit
The PGA European Tour's money list was known as the "Official Money List". It was based on prize money earned during the season and calculated in Pound sterling.
|Position||Player||Country||Prize money (£)|
|6||Bernhard Langer||West Germany||43,848|
|7||Gordon Brand, Jnr||Scotland||38,842|
|Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year||Gordon Brand Jnr||Scotland|
- "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
- Dobereiner, Peter (7 December 1981). "European prizes shooting up". The Guardian. London, England. p. 19. Retrieved 9 June 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Tour tourney". Aberdeen Evening Express. Aberdeen, Scotland. 15 March 1982. p. 14. Retrieved 9 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- Hennessy, John (22 April 1982). "Tournament cancelled". The Times. London, England. p. 22. Retrieved 9 June 2020 – via The Times Digital Archive.