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The 1999 European Tour was the 28th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour.[1]

The Order of Merit was won by Scotland's Colin Montgomerie.


The table below shows the 1999 European Tour schedule which was made up of 42 regular tournaments, which included the four major championships and the major national opens around Europe. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of three World Golf Championships, the Malaysian Open, the Estoril Open, the West of Ireland Golf Classic, the Scottish PGA Championship and the Sarazen World Open, and the loss of the Johnnie Walker Classic due to rescheduling from January to November, the Cannes Open and the Open Novotel Perrier. Money earned from the U.S. Open, PGA Championship and World Golf Championships counted towards the Order of Merit.

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
14–17 Jan Alfred Dunhill South African PGA Championship South Africa   Ernie Els (7)
21–24 Jan Mercedes-Benz - Vodacom South African Open South Africa   David Frost (2)
28–31 Jan Heineken Classic Australia   Jarrod Moseley (1)
4–7 Feb Benson and Hedges Malaysian Open Malaysia   Gerry Norquist (1) New tournament
11–14 Feb Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates   David Howell (1)
17–20 Feb Qatar Masters Qatar   Paul Lawrie (2)
24–28 Feb WGC-Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship United States   Jeff Maggert (n/a)
4–7 Mar Algarve Portuguese Open Portugal   Van Phillips (1)
11–14 Mar Turespana Masters - Open Andalucia Spain   Miguel Ángel Jiménez (5)
25–28 Mar Madeira Island Open Portugal   Pedro Linhart (1)
8–11 Apr Masters Tournament United States   José María Olazábal (19) Unofficial money
15–18 Apr Estoril Open Portugal   Jean-François Remésy (1) New tournament
22–25 Apr Peugeot Open de Espana Spain   Jarmo Sandelin (3)
29 Apr – 2 May Fiat and Fila Italian Open Italy   Dean Robertson (1)
6–9 May Novotel Perrier Open de France France   Retief Goosen (3)
13–16 May Benson and Hedges International Open England   Colin Montgomerie (18)
21–24 May Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe Germany   Tiger Woods (n/a)
28–31 May Volvo PGA Championship England   Colin Montgomerie (19)
3–6 Jun Compass Group English Open England   Darren Clarke (5)
10–13 Jun German Open Germany   Jarmo Sandelin (4)
17–20 Jun Moroccan Open Morocco   Miguel Ángel Martín (3)
17–20 Jun U.S. Open United States   Payne Stewart (n/a)
24–27 Jun Compaq European Grand Prix England   David Park (1)
1–4 Jul Murphy's Irish Open Republic of Ireland   Sergio García (1)
8–11 Jul Standard Life Loch Lomond Scotland   Colin Montgomerie (20)
15–18 Jul The Open Championship Scotland   Paul Lawrie (3)
22–25 Jul TNT Dutch Open Netherlands   Lee Westwood (7)
30 Jul – 2 Aug Smurfit European Open Republic of Ireland   Lee Westwood (8)
5–8 Aug Volvo Scandinavian Masters Sweden   Colin Montgomerie (21)
12–15 Aug PGA Championship United States   Tiger Woods (n/a)
12–15 Aug West of Ireland Golf Classic Republic of Ireland   Costantino Rocca (5) New tournament.
Alternate to PGA Championship
19–22 Aug BMW International Open Germany   Colin Montgomerie (22)
26–29 Aug WGC-NEC Invitational United States   Tiger Woods (n/a)
27–30 Aug Scottish PGA Championship Scotland   Warren Bennett (1) New tournament.
Alternate to WGC
2–5 Sep Canon European Masters Switzerland   Lee Westwood (9)
9–12 Sep Victor Chandler British Masters England   Bob May (1)
16–19 Sep Trophée Lancôme France   Pierre Fulke (1)
24–27 Sep Ryder Cup United States   United States Team event
30 Sep – 3 Oct Linde German Masters Germany   Sergio García (2)
7–10 Oct Alfred Dunhill Cup Scotland   Spain Team event.
Unofficial money
14–17 Oct Cisco World Match Play Championship England   Colin Montgomerie (n/a) Unofficial money
14–17 Oct Sarazen World Open Spain   Thomas Bjørn (4) New tournament
21–24 Oct Belgacom Open Belgium   Robert Karlsson (3)
28–31 Oct Volvo Masters Spain   Miguel Ángel Jiménez (6)
4–7 Nov WGC-American Express Championship Spain   Tiger Woods (n/a)
18–21 Nov World Cup of Golf Malaysia   United States Team event.
Unofficial money

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 Euro.[1]

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1 Colin Montgomerie   Scotland 1,822,880
2 Lee Westwood   England 1,320,805
3 Sergio García   Spain 1,317,693
4 Miguel Ángel Jiménez   Spain 1,148,290
5 Retief Goosen   South Africa 1,059,985
6 Paul Lawrie   Scotland 901,453
7 Pádraig Harrington   Ireland 855,163
8 Darren Clarke   Northern Ireland 731,291
9 Jarmo Sandelin   Sweden 629,132
10 Ángel Cabrera   Argentina 622,852

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on 4 April 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2013.

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