1983 European Tour

The 1983 European Tour was the 12th 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 Nick Faldo, who won five tournaments during the season.


The table below shows the 1983 European Tour schedule which was made up of 28 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 Timex Open and the Glasgow Golf Classic, and the loss of the Welsh Golf Classic.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
7–11 Apr Masters Tournament* United States   Seve Ballesteros (19) Unofficial event
14–17 Apr Tunisian Open Tunisia   Mark James (6)
21–24 Apr Cepsa Madrid Open Spain   Sandy Lyle (8)
28 Apr – 1 May Italian Open Italy   Bernhard Langer (5)
5–8 May Paco Rabanne Open de France France   Nick Faldo (6)
12–15 May Martini International England   Nick Faldo (7)
19–22 May Car Care Plan International England   Nick Faldo (8)
27–30 May Sun Alliance PGA Championship England   Seve Ballesteros (20)
2–5 Jun Silk Cut Masters Wales   Ian Woosnam (2)
8–12 Jun Jersey Open Jersey   Jeff Hall (1)
16–19 Jun U.S. Open* United States   Larry Nelson (n/a) Unofficial event
16–19 Jun Timex Open France   Manuel Ballesteros (1) New tournament
23–26 Jun Glasgow Golf Classic Scotland   Bernhard Langer (6) New tournament
30 Jun – 3 Jul Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden   Sam Torrance (6)
6–9 Jul State Express Classic England   Hugh Baiocchi (6)
14–17 Jul The Open Championship England   Tom Watson (n/a)
21–24 Jul Lawrence Batley International England   Nick Faldo (9)
28–31 Jul Lufthansa German Open West Germany   Corey Pavin (1)
4–7 Aug PGA Championship* United States   Hal Sutton (n/a) Unofficial event
4–7 Aug KLM Dutch Open Netherlands   Ken Brown (2)
11–14 Aug Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland   Seve Ballesteros (21)
18–21 Aug Benson and Hedges International Open England   John Bland (1)
1–4 Sep Panasonic European Open England   Isao Aoki (1)
8–11 Sep Ebel European Masters Swiss Open Switzerland   Nick Faldo (10)
15–18 Sep St. Mellion Timeshare TPC England   Bernhard Langer (7)
22–25 Sep Bob Hope British Classic England   José Maria Cañizares (4)
29 Sep – 2 Oct Lancome Trophy France   Seve Ballesteros (22)
6–9 Oct Suntory World Match Play England   Greg Norman (n/a) Unofficial event
20–23 Oct Benson and Hedges Spanish Open Spain   Eamonn Darcy (2)
27–30 Oct Sanyo Open Spain   Des Smyth (5)
3–6 Nov Portuguese Open Portugal   Sam Torrance (7)

*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 Nick Faldo   England 119,416
2 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 99,502
3 Bernhard Langer   West Germany 73,734
4 José Maria Cañizares   Spain 68,345
5 Sandy Lyle   Scotland 54,218
6 Sam Torrance   Scotland 50,381
7 Ken Brown   Scotland 44,350
8 Eamonn Darcy   Ireland 43,299
9 Ian Woosnam   Wales 43,000
10 Brian Waites   England 42,826

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