1991 European Tour
|Duration||7 February 1991– 22 December 1991|
|Number of official events||34|
|Most wins||2 – Seve Ballesteros, José María Olazábal, Craig Parry, Steven Richardson, Ian Woosnam|
|Order of Merit||Seve Ballesteros|
|Golfer of the Year||Seve Ballesteros|
|Sir Henry Cotton rookie of the year||Per-Ulrik Johansson|
The Order of Merit was won by Spain's Seve Ballesteros for the sixth time, having previously won in 1976, 1977, 1978, 1986 and 1988.
The table below shows the 1991 European Tour schedule which was originally made up of 38 tournaments counting for the Order of Merit, and eight non-counting "Approved Special Events". There were several changes from the previous season, with the return of both the Catalan Open and the Jersey Open; the addition of the Girona Open; the loss of the Tenerife Open; and the Scandinavian Enterprise Open and the PLM Open were merged to create the Scandinavian Masters.
After provisionally being scheduled for 14–17 October, the Portuguese Open was moved to 21–24 March, taking the venue and dates of the Atlantic Open, which was lost from the calendar. Also before the season started, three more tournaments were removed from the schedule; the Dubai Desert Classic was cancelled due to the Gulf War, the El Bosque Open was cancelled due to lack of sponsorship, and the AGF Open was cancelled as sponsors sought to replace the event's promotion company. These changes resulted in a reduction to 34 counting tournaments for the Order of Merit.
- 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.
Order of MeritEdit
|Position||Player||Country||Prize money (£)|
|7||José María Olazábal||Spain||302,270|
|European Tour Golfer of the Year||Seve Ballesteros||Spain|
|Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year||Per-Ulrik Johansson||Sweden|
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