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The 2001 European Tour was the 30th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour.[1]

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 47 regular tournaments, which included the four major championships and the World Golf Championships. 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.

There were several changes from the previous season, with the Dunhill Links Championship replacing the Dunhill Cup, the Open de Madrid replacing the Turespana 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 Cannes Open replacing the originally scheduled 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 due to security concerns by the tournaments main sponsors.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
16–19 Nov Johnnie Walker Classic Thailand   Tiger Woods (n/a)
3–7 Jan WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Australia   Steve Stricker (n/a)
18–21 Jan Alfred Dunhill Championship South Africa   Adam Scott (1)
25–28 Jan Mercedes-Benz South African Open South Africa   Mark McNulty (16)
1–4 Feb Heineken Classic Australia   Michael Campbell (4)
8–11 Feb Greg Norman Holden International Australia   Aaron Baddeley (1)
15–18 Feb Carlsberg Malaysian Open Malaysia   Vijay Singh (10)
22–25 Feb Caltex Singapore Masters Singapore   Vijay Singh (11) New tournament
1–4 Mar Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates   Thomas Bjørn (6)
8–11 Mar Qatar Masters Qatar   Tony Johnstone (6)
15–18 Mar Madeira Island Open Portugal   Des Smyth (8)
22–25 Mar São Paulo Brazil Open Brazil   Darren Fichardt (1) New tournament
29 Mar – 1 Apr Open de Argentina Argentina   Ángel Cabrera (1) New tournament
5–8 Apr Masters Tournament United States   Tiger Woods (n/a)
12–15 Apr Moroccan Open Morocco   Ian Poulter (2)
19–22 Apr Via Digital Open de España Spain   Robert Karlsson (4)
26–29 Apr Algarve Open de Portugal Portugal   Phillip Price (2)
3–6 May Novotel Perrier Open de France France   José María Olazábal (21)
10–13 May Benson and Hedges International Open England   Henrik Stenson (1)
17–20 May Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe Germany   Tiger Woods (n/a)
25–28 May Volvo PGA Championship England   Andrew Oldcorn (3)
31 May – 3 Jun Victor Chandler British Masters England   Thomas Levet (2)
7–10 Jun Compass Group English Open England   Peter O'Malley (3)
14–17 Jun U.S. Open United States   Retief Goosen (5)
21–24 Jun Great North Open England   Andrew Coltart (2)
28 Jun – 1 Jul Murphy's Irish Open Republic of Ireland   Colin Montgomerie (25)
5–8 Jul Smurfit European Open Republic of Ireland   Darren Clarke (8)
12–15 Jul The Scottish Open at Loch Lomond Scotland   Retief Goosen (6)
19–22 Jul The Open Championship England   David Duval (n/a)
26–29 Jul TNT Dutch Open Netherlands   Bernhard Langer (40)
2–5 Aug Volvo Scandinavian Masters Sweden   Colin Montgomerie (26)
9–12 Aug Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open Wales   Paul McGinley (3)
16–19 Aug PGA Championship United States   David Toms (n/a)
16–19 Aug North West of Ireland Open Republic of Ireland   Tobias Dier (1) Alternate to PGA Championship
23–26 Aug WGC-NEC Invitational United States   Tiger Woods (n/a)
23–26 Aug Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship Scotland   Paul Casey (1) Alternate to WGC
30 Aug – 2 Sep BMW International Open Germany   John Daly (3)
6–9 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland   Ricardo González (1)
13–16 Sep WGC-American Express Championship United States N/A Tournament cancelled due to 9/11
20–23 Sep Trophée Lancôme France   Sergio García (3)
28–30 Sep Ryder Cup England N/A Team event.
Postponed following 9/11
4–7 Oct Linde German Masters Germany   Bernhard Langer (41)
11–14 Oct Estoril Open Portugal N/A Alternate to World Match Play.
Cancelled following 9/11
11–14 Oct Cannes Open France   Jorge Berendt (1) Alternate to World Match Play.
Replaced Estoril Open
11–14 Oct Cisco World Match Play Championship England   Ian Woosnam (n/a) Unofficial money
18–21 Oct Dunhill Links Championship Scotland   Paul Lawrie (4) New tournament
25–28 Oct Telefonica Open de Madrid Spain   Retief Goosen (7)
1–4 Nov Atlanet Italian Open Italy   Grégory Havret (1)
8–11 Nov Volvo Masters Andalucia Spain   Pádraig Harrington (4)
15–18 Nov WGC-World Cup Japan   South Africa 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 Retief Goosen   South Africa 2,862,806
2 Pádraig Harrington   Ireland 2,090,166
3 Darren Clarke   Northern Ireland 1,988,055
4 Ernie Els   South Africa 1,716,287
5 Colin Montgomerie   Scotland 1,578,676
6 Michael Campbell   New Zealand 1,577,130
7 Thomas Bjørn   Denmark 1,474,802
8 Paul McGinley   Ireland 1,464,434
9 Paul Lawrie   Scotland 1,428,831
10 Niclas Fasth   Sweden 1,224,588

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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