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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.[1]

The Order of Merit was won by Australia's Greg Norman.

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 1982 European Tour schedule which was made up of 27 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. The other tournaments were mostly held in England, Wales and Scotland. 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 loss of the Greater Manchester Open.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
8–11 Apr Masters Tournament* United States   Craig Stadler (n/a) Unofficial event
15–18 Apr Tunisian Open Tunisia   Antonio Garrido (4) New tournament
22–25 Apr Cepsa Madrid Open Spain   Seve Ballesteros (17)
29 Apr – 2 May Italian Open Italy   Mark James (5)
6–9 May Paco Rabanne Open de France France   Seve Ballesteros (18)
13–16 May Martini International England   Bernard Gallacher (8)
20–23 May Car Care Plan International England   Brian Waites (2) New tournament
28–31 May Sun Alliance PGA Championship England   Tony Jacklin (8)
3–6 Jun Jersey Open Jersey   Bernard Gallacher (9)
10–13 Jun Dunlop Masters England   Greg Norman (7)
17–20 Jun U.S. Open* United States   Tom Watson (n/a) Unofficial event
24–27 Jun Coral Classic Wales   Gordon Brand, Jnr (1)
1–4 Jul Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden   Bob Byman (4)
7–10 Jul State Express Classic England   Greg Norman (8)
15–18 Jul The Open Championship England   Tom Watson (n/a)
22–25 Jul Lawrence Batley International England   Sandy Lyle (7)
27 Jul – 1 Aug Lufthansa German Open West Germany   Bernhard Langer (4)
5–8 Aug PGA Championship* United States   Raymond Floyd (n/a) Unofficial event
5–8 Aug KLM Dutch Open Netherlands   Paul Way (1)
12–15 Aug Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland   John O'Leary (2)
19–22 Aug Benson and Hedges International Open England   Greg Norman (9)
26–29 Aug Ebel Swiss Open Switzerland   Ian Woosnam (1)
2–5 Sep European Open England   Manuel Piñero (7)
16–19 Sep Haig Whisky TPC Scotland   Nick Faldo (5)
23–26 Sep Bob Hope British Classic England   Gordon Brand, Jnr (2)
30 Sep – 3 Oct Benson and Hedges Spanish Open Spain   Sam Torrance (4)
7–10 Oct Sanyo Open Spain   Neil Coles (7) New tournament
14–17 Oct Suntory World Match Play England   Seve Ballesteros (n/a) Unofficial event
21–24 Oct Lancome Trophy France   David Graham (n/a)
4–7 Nov Portuguese Open Portugal   Sam Torrance (5)

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

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 (£)
1 Greg Norman   Australia 66,406
2 Sandy Lyle   Scotland 61,518
3 Sam Torrance   Scotland 61,517
4 Nick Faldo   England 56,884
5 Manuel Piñero   Spain 54,211
6 Bernhard Langer   West Germany 43,848
7 Gordon Brand, Jnr   Scotland 38,842
8 Ian Woosnam   Wales 38,820
9 Bernard Gallacher   Scotland 38,589
10 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 38,437

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 21 June 2013.

External linksEdit