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The 2002 European Tour was the 31st season of golf tournaments since the European Tour officially began in 1972. The 2002 season consisted of 45 official money events, which included the four major championships and three World Golf Championships which were also sanctioned by the PGA Tour. Also on the schedule were two team events, the Seve Trophy and the Ryder Cup.

The Order of Merit was won by Retief Goosen.

Table of resultsEdit

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
22–25 Nov BMW Asian Open Taiwan   Jarmo Sandelin (5) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
29 Nov – 2 Dec Omega Hong Kong Open Hong Kong   José María Olazábal (22) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
10–13 Jan Bell's South African Open South Africa   Tim Clark (1) Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
17–20 Jan Dunhill Championship South Africa   Justin Rose (1) Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
24–27 Jan Johnnie Walker Classic Australia   Retief Goosen (8) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
and PGA Tour of Australasia
31 Jan – 3 Feb Heineken Classic Australia   Ernie Els (9) Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
7–10 Feb ANZ Championship Australia   Richard S. Johnson (1) Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
20–24 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship United States   Kevin Sutherland (n/a) World Golf Championships
21–24 Feb Caltex Singapore Masters Singapore   Arjun Atwal (1) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
28 Feb – 3 Mar Carlsberg Malaysian Open Malaysia   Alastair Forsyth (1) Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
7–10 Mar Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates   Ernie Els (10)
14–17 Mar Qatar Masters Qatar   Adam Scott (2)
21–24 Mar Madeira Island Open Portugal   Diego Borrego (2) Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour
4–7 Apr Algarve Open de Portugal Portugal   Carl Pettersson (1)
11–14 Apr Masters Tournament United States   Tiger Woods (n/a) Major championship
17–21 Apr Seve Trophy Ireland Great Britain & Ireland Team event; unofficial
25–28 Apr Canarias Open de España Spain   Sergio García (4)
2–5 May Novotel Perrier Open de France France   Malcolm MacKenzie (1)
9–12 May Benson and Hedges International Open England   Ángel Cabrera (2)
16–19 May Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe Germany   Tiger Woods (n/a)
23–26 May Volvo PGA Championship England   Anders Hansen (1) The European Tour's flagship event
30 May – 2 Jun Victor Chandler British Masters England   Justin Rose (2)
6–9 Jun Compass Group English Open England   Darren Clarke (9)
13–16 Jun U.S. Open United States   Tiger Woods (n/a) Major championship
20–23 Jun Great North Open England   Miles Tunnicliff (1)
27–30 Jun Murphy's Irish Open Ireland   Søren Hansen (1)
4–7 Jul Smurfit European Open Ireland   Michael Campbell (5)
11–14 Jul Barclays Scottish Open Scotland   Eduardo Romero (8)
18–21 Jul The Open Championship Scotland   Ernie Els (11) Major championship
25–28 Jul TNT Dutch Open Netherlands   Tobias Dier (2)
1–4 Aug Volvo Scandinavian Masters Sweden   Graeme McDowell (1)
8–11 Aug Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open Wales   Paul Lawrie (5)
15–18 Aug PGA Championship United States   Rich Beem (n/a) Major championship
15–18 Aug North West of Ireland Open Ireland   Adam Mednick (1) Dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour
22–25 Aug WGC-NEC Invitational United States   Craig Parry (5) World Golf Championships
22–25 Aug Diageo Scottish PGA Championship Scotland   Adam Scott (3)
29 Aug – 1 Sep BMW International Open Germany   Thomas Bjørn (7)
5–8 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland   Robert Karlsson (5)
12–15 Sep Linde German Masters Germany   Stephen Leaney (4)
19–22 Sep WGC-American Express Championship Ireland   Tiger Woods (n/a) World Golf Championships
27–29 Sep Ryder Cup England Europe Team event; unofficial
3–6 Oct Dunhill Links Championship Scotland   Pádraig Harrington (5) Celebrity pro-am
10–13 Oct Trophée Lancôme France   Alex Čejka (4)
17–20 Oct Cisco World Match Play Championship England   Ernie Els (n/a) Unofficial event
24–27 Oct Telefonica Open de Madrid Spain   Steen Tinning (2)
31 Oct – 3 Nov Italian Open Telecom Italia Italy   Ian Poulter (3)
7–10 Nov Volvo Masters Andalucia Spain   Bernhard Langer (42)
  Colin Montgomerie (27)
Tour Championship

Order of MeritEdit

In 2002, the European Tour's money list was known as the "Order of Merit". It was calculated in euro, although around half of the events had prize funds which were fixed in other currencies, mostly either British pounds or U.S. dollars. In these instances the amounts were converted into euro at the exchange rate for the week that the tournament was played. The top 10 golfers in 2002 were:

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1 Retief Goosen   South Africa 2,360,128
2 Pádraig Harrington   Ireland 2,334,655
3 Ernie Els   South Africa 2,251,708
4 Colin Montgomerie   Scotland 1,980,720
5 Eduardo Romero   Argentina 1,811,330
6 Sergio García   Spain 1,488,728
7 Adam Scott   Australia 1,361,776
8 Michael Campbell   New Zealand 1,325,404
9 Justin Rose   England 1,323,529
10 Paul Lawrie   Scotland 1,151,434

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