1990 European Tour

The 1990 European Tour was the 19th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour.[1]

The Order of Merit was won by Wales' Ian Woosnam.


The table below shows the 1990 European Tour schedule which was made up of 38 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Atlantic Open, the Amex Med Open, the El Bosque Open and the Austrian Open, and the loss of the Catalan Open and the Jersey Open.

The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names show the number of career wins they had on the European Tour up to and including that event. This is only shown for members of the European Tour.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
15–18 Feb Atlantic Open Portugal   Stephen McAllister (1) New Tournament
22–25 Feb Emirates Airlines Desert Classic United Arab Emirates   Eamonn Darcy (4)
1–4 Mar Amex Med Open Spain   Ian Woosnam (13) New Tournament
8–11 Mar Open Renault de Baleares Spain   Seve Ballesteros (43)
15–18 Mar Tenerife Open Spain   Vicente Fernández (3)
22–25 Mar Volvo Open di Firenze Italy   Eduardo Romero (2)
29 Mar – 1 Apr AGF Open France   Brett Ogle (1)
5–8 Apr Masters Tournament United States   Nick Faldo (20) Unofficial money
5–8 Apr El Bosque Open Spain   Vijay Singh (2) New Tournament
13–16 Apr Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open France   Mark McNulty (9)
19–22 Apr Cepsa Madrid Open Spain   Bernhard Langer (22)
26–29 Apr Peugeot Spanish Open Spain   Rodger Davis (4)
4–7 May Benson and Hedges International Open England   José María Olazábal (7)
10–13 May Peugeot-Trends Belgian Open Belgium   Ove Sellberg (3)
17–20 May Lancia Martini Italian Open Italy   Richard Boxall (1)
25–28 May Volvo PGA Championship England   Mike Harwood (3)
31 May – 3 Jun Dunhill British Masters England   Mark James (13)
7–10 Jun Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden   Craig Stadler (n/a)
14–17 Jun U.S. Open United States   Hale Irwin (n/a) Unofficial money
14–17 Jun Wang Four Stars England   Rodger Davis (5)
21–24 Jun Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland   José María Olazábal (8)
28 Jun – 1 Jul Peugeot Open de France France   Philip Walton (1)
4–7 Jul Torras Monte Carlo Open Monaco   Ian Woosnam (14)
11–14 Jul Bell's Scottish Open Scotland   Ian Woosnam (15)
19–22 Jul The Open Championship Scotland   Nick Faldo (21)
26–29 Jul KLM Dutch Open Netherlands   Stephen McAllister (2)
2–5 Aug PLM Open Sweden   Ronan Rafferty (4)
9–12 Aug PGA Championship United States   Wayne Grady (2) Unofficial money
9–12 Aug Murphy's Cup England   Tony Johnstone (2)
16–19 Aug NM English Open England   Mark James (14)
23–26 Aug Volvo German Open West Germany   Mark McNulty (10)
30 Aug – 2 Sep Ebel European Masters Swiss Open Switzerland   Ronan Rafferty (5)
6–9 Sep Panasonic European Open England   Peter Senior (3)
13–16 Sep Lancome Trophy France   José María Olazábal (9)
20–23 Sep BMW International Open West Germany   Paul Azinger (n/a)
20–23 Sep Suntory World Match Play England   Ian Woosnam (n/a) Unofficial money
27–30 Sep Epson Grand Prix of Europe Wales   Ian Woosnam (16)
4–7 Oct Mercedes German Masters Germany   Sam Torrance (13)
11–14 Oct Austrian Open Austria   Bernhard Langer (23) New tournament
18–21 Oct Portuguese Open TPC Portugal   Michael McLean (1)
25–28 Oct Volvo Masters Spain   Mike Harwood (4)

Order of MeritEdit

The PGA European Tour's money list was known as the "Volvo Order of Merit". It was based on prize money earned during the season and calculated in Pound sterling.[1]

Position Player Country Prize money (£)
1 Ian Woosnam   Wales 574,166
2 Mark McNulty   Zimbabwe 507,541
3 José María Olazábal   Spain 434,766
4 Bernhard Langer   Germany 320,450
5 Ronan Rafferty   Northern Ireland 309,851
6 Mike Harwood   Australia 280,084
7 Sam Torrance   Scotland 248,203
8 David Feherty   Northern Ireland 237,830
9 Rodger Davis   Australia 233,842
10 Mark James   England 229,742

See alsoEdit


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

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