1995 European Tour

The 1995 European Tour was the 24th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour.[1]

1995 European Tour season
Duration19 January 1995 (1995-01-19) – 31 December 1995 (1995-12-31)
Number of official events36
Most wins3 – Sam Torrance
Order of MeritColin Montgomerie
Golfer of the YearColin Montgomerie
Sir Henry Cotton rookie of the yearJarmo Sandelin

The 1995 season marked the start of co-sanctioning arrangements with other tours, with the addition of the Southern Africa Tour's South African PGA Championship to the European Tour schedule.

The Order of Merit was won by Scotland's Colin Montgomerie, who completed a hat-trick of titles having also topped the money list in 1993 and 1994.[2]


The table below shows the 1995 European Tour schedule which was made up of 36 tournaments counting for the Order of Merit, and several non-counting "Approved Special Events".[3] There were few changes from the previous season, with the addition of the South African PGA Championship, and the loss of the Open V33 Grand Lyon and the Belgian Open. In addition, the Extremadura Open was originally scheduled but later cancelled.[4]

Dates Tournament Host country Winner[a] OWGR
19–22 Jan Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates   Fred Couples (n/a) 46
26–29 Jan Johnnie Walker Classic Philippines   Fred Couples (n/a) 48
2–5 Feb Madeira Island Open Portugal   Santiago Luna (1) 20
9–12 Feb Turespaña Open De Canaria Spain   Jarmo Sandelin (1) 22
16–19 Feb Lexington South African PGA Championship South Africa   Ernie Els (3) 30 New tournament; co-sanctioned with the Southern Africa Tour
23–26 Feb Turespaña Open Mediterrania Spain   Robert Karlsson (1) 26
2–5 Mar Turespaña Masters Open de Andalucía Spain   Alex Čejka (1) 28
9–12 Mar Moroccan Open Morocco   Mark James (17) 24
16–19 Mar Portuguese Open Portugal   Adam Hunter (1) 26
23–26 Mar Turespaña Open de Baleares Spain   Greg Turner (3) 20
30 Mar – 2 Apr Extremadura Open Spain Cancelled
6–9 Apr Masters Tournament United States   Ben Crenshaw (n/a) 100 Major championship; non-tour event[a]
14–17 Apr Open Catalonia Spain   Philip Walton (2) 22
21–23 Apr Air France Cannes Open France   André Bossert (1) 20
27–30 Apr Tournoi Perrier de Paris France   Seve Ballesteros (n/a) &
  José María Olazábal (n/a)
n/a Approved special event; pairs event
4–7 May Italian Open Italy   Sam Torrance (18) 22
11–14 May Benson and Hedges International Open England   Peter O'Malley (2) 42
18–21 May Peugeot Spanish Open Spain   Seve Ballesteros (50) 42
26–29 May Volvo PGA Championship England   Bernhard Langer (33) 64 Flagship event
1–4 Jun Murphy's English Open England   Philip Walton (3) 36
8–11 Jun Deutsche Bank Open TPC of Europe Germany   Bernhard Langer (34) 34
15–18 Jun U.S. Open United States   Corey Pavin (2) 100 Major championship; non-tour event[a]
15–18 Jun DHL Jersey Open Jersey   Andrew Oldcorn (2) 20 Opposite the U.S. Open
22–25 Jun Peugeot Open de France France   Paul Broadhurst (4) 28
29 Jun – 2 Jul BMW International Open Germany   Frank Nobilo (4) 30
6–9 Jul Murphy's Irish Open Republic of Ireland   Sam Torrance (19) 44
12–15 Jul Scottish Open Scotland   Wayne Riley (1) 48
20–23 Jul The Open Championship Scotland   John Daly (2) 100 Major championship
27–30 Jul Heineken Dutch Open Netherlands   Scott Hoch (n/a) 42
3–6 Aug Volvo Scandinavian Masters Sweden   Jesper Parnevik (2) 36
10–13 Aug PGA Championship United States   Steve Elkington (n/a) 100 Major championship; non-tour event[a]
10–13 Aug Hohe Brucke Open Austria   Alex Čejka (2) 20 Opposite the PGA Championship
17–20 Aug Chemapol Trophy Czech Open Czech Republic   Peter Teravainen (1) 24
24–27 Aug Volvo German Open Germany   Colin Montgomerie (8) 38
31 Aug – 3 Sep Canon European Masters Switzerland   Mathias Grönberg (1) 40
7–10 Sep Trophée Lancôme France   Colin Montgomerie (9) 44
14–17 Sep Collingtree British Masters England   Sam Torrance (20) 38
22–24 Sep Ryder Cup United States   Europe n/a Approved special event; team event
28 Sep – 1 Oct Smurfit European Open Republic of Ireland   Bernhard Langer (35) 40
5–8 Oct Mercedes German Masters Germany   Anders Forsbrand (6) 40
12–15 Oct Toyota World Match Play Championship England   Ernie Els (n/a) 42 Approved special event
13–15 Oct Glen Dimplex Irish International Match Play Championship Republic of Ireland   Des Smyth (n/a) n/a Approved special event[6]
19–22 Oct Dunhill Cup Scotland   Scotland n/a Approved special event; team event
26–29 Oct Volvo Masters Spain   Alex Čejka (3) 40
2–5 Nov Sarazen World Open United States   Frank Nobilo (n/a) 32 Approved special event
9–12 Nov World Cup of Golf China   United States n/a Approved special event; team event
World Cup of Golf International Trophy   Davis Love III (n/a) n/a Approved special event; individual prize
14–17 Dec Johnnie Walker World Golf Championship Jamaica   Fred Couples (n/a) 46 Approved special event
29–31 Dec Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf United States   Barry Lane (n/a) 48 New tournament; approved special event
  1. ^ a b c d 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 retrospectively. Victories in "Approved Special Events" are not recognised as official tour wins.

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][2]

Position Player Country Prize money (£)
1 Colin Montgomerie   Scotland 835,051
2 Sam Torrance   Scotland 755,706
3 Bernhard Langer   Germany 655,854
4 Costantino Rocca   Italy 516,320
5 Michael Campbell   New Zealand 400,977
6 Alex Čejka   Germany 308,115
7 Mark James   England 297,378
8 Barry Lane   England 284,406
9 Anders Forsbrand   Sweden 281,726
10 Peter O'Malley   Australia 260,727


Award Winner Country
European Tour Golfer of the Year Colin Montgomerie   Scotland
Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Jarmo Sandelin   Sweden

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on 4 April 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b Hopkins, John (30 October 1995). "Montgomerie gets title on merit to deprive Torrance". The Times. p. 24. Retrieved 2 May 2020 – via The Times Digital Archive.
  3. ^ "The Times calendar of sport 1995 | Golf". The Times. 30 December 1994. pp. 32–33. Retrieved 2 May 2020 – via The Times Digital Archive.
  4. ^ "Clarke leads way". Irish Independent. 29 March 1995. p. 17. Retrieved 2 May 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "Events | European Tour | 1995". Official World Golf Ranking. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Glen Dimplex sponsor golf". Drogheda Independent. Drogheda, Leinster, Republic of Ireland. 4 August 1995. p. 25. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.

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