2001 European Tour
|Duration||16 November 2000– 18 November 2001|
|Number of official events||46|
|Most wins||3 – Retief Goosen*|
* Tiger Woods won 4 events, but was not a European Tour member
|Order of Merit||Retief Goosen|
|Golfer of the Year||Retief Goosen|
|Sir Henry Cotton rookie of the year||Paul Casey|
The Order of Merit was won by South Africa's Retief Goosen.
The table below shows the 2001 European Tour schedule which was made up of 46 tournaments counting towards the Order of Merit, which included the four major championships and three World Golf Championships, and several non-counting "Approved Special Events".
There were several changes from the previous season, with the Dunhill Links Championship replacing the Dunhill Cup, the Open de Madrid replacing the Turespaña Masters, the Standard Life Loch Lomond being rebranded as the revived Scottish Open, the addition the Caltex Singapore Masters, the Argentine Open and the São Paulo Brazil Open; the return of the Estoril Open; and the loss of both Brazilian 500 year anniversary tournaments and the Belgian Open.
Terrorist attacks in the United States on 11 September led to changes on the tour schedule with the WGC-American Express Championship being cancelled and the Ryder Cup matches at The Belfry being postponed until 2002. The Estoril Open was also cancelled in the wake of the attacks, and was replaced on the schedule with a revival of the Cannes Open.
- 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 "Approved Special Events" are not recognised as official tour wins.
- Limited field events were not eligible for ranking points between 2000 and 2003.
Order of MeritEdit
|Position||Player||Country||Prize money (€)|
|1||Retief Goosen||South Africa||2,862,806|
|3||Darren Clarke||Northern Ireland||1,988,055|
|4||Ernie Els||South Africa||1,716,287|
|6||Michael Campbell||New Zealand||1,577,130|
|European Tour Golfer of the Year||Retief Goosen||South Africa|
|Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year||Paul Casey||England|
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- "Scottish Open: Historic yet new". BBC Sport. 13 July 2001. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
- "Golf". The Guardian. London, England. 23 January 2001. p. 31. Retrieved 4 May 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Cannes Open to replace Estoril". Golf Channel. 27 September 2001. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
- "Events | European Tour | 2001". Official World Golf Ranking. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
- "How the ranking evolved". Official World Golf Ranking. Retrieved 5 May 2020.