1999 European Tour
|Duration||14 January 1999– 21 November 1999|
|Number of official events||41|
|Most wins||5 – Colin Montgomerie|
|Order of Merit||Colin Montgomerie|
|Golfer of the Year||Colin Montgomerie|
|Sir Henry Cotton rookie of the year||Sergio García|
The Order of Merit was won by Scotland's Colin Montgomerie for the seventh successive year; he won five official-money tournaments during the season, including Volvo PGA Championship, and also added the Cisco World Match Play Championship.
The table below shows the 1999 European Tour schedule which was made up of 41 tournaments counting towards the Order of Merit, which included the U.S. Open and PGA Championship for the first time; and several non-counting "Approved Special Events".
There were many changes from the previous season, with the addition of three new World Golf Championships, the Davidoff Tour co-sanctioned Malaysian Open, the Estoril Open, the West of Ireland Golf Classic (also a Challenge Tour event), and the Scottish PGA Championship; and the loss of the Johnnie Walker Classic due to rescheduling from January to November, and the Cannes Open. The Open Novotel Perrier was also lost from the schedule as sponsors switched to support the Open de France; the Sarazen World Open, which had been discontinued as a result of the creation of the WGCs, was revived as a full tour event and took the dates on the calendar opposite the Cisco World Match Play Championship.
- 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 which were included on the schedule for the first time in 1998 and have been retrospectively recognised as official tour wins. Victories in other "Approved Special Events" are not recognised as official tour wins.
Order of MeritEdit
|Position||Player||Country||Prize money (€)|
|4||Miguel Ángel Jiménez||Spain||1,148,290|
|5||Retief Goosen||South Africa||1,059,985|
|8||Darren Clarke||Northern Ireland||731,291|
|European Tour Golfer of the Year||Colin Montgomerie||Scotland|
|Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year||Sergio García||Spain|
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