2010 European Tour
The table below shows the 2010 European Tour schedule. The season consists of 47 tournaments and begins in December 2009 with the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa, and culminates with the Dubai World Championship the following November. The schedule includes the four major championships, four World Golf Championships and the Ryder Cup. There are six new tournaments, the Africa Open in South Africa, the returning Avantha Masters in India which was cancelled in 2009, the Hassan II Golf Trophy in Morocco, the Open Calla Millor Mallorca and the Andalucía Valderrama Masters, both held in Spain, and the Vivendi Cup in France.
Location of tournamentsEdit
Race to DubaiEdit
Since 2009, the European Tour's money list has been known as the Race to Dubai. It is based on money earned during the season and is calculated in Euro, with earnings from tournaments that award prize money in other currencies being converted at the exchange rate available the week of the event. The following table shows the top 15 in the 2010 standings following the Dubai World Championship and distribution of the bonus pool.
|Rank||Player||Country||Events||Prize money (€)|
|2||Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland||24||3,896,996|
|7||Ernie Els||South Africa||15||2,261,607|
|8||Charl Schwartzel||South Africa||24||2,207,965|
|9||Miguel Ángel Jiménez||Spain||29||2,179,418|
|10||Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa||23||2,070,763|
|13||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||16||1,821,050|
Golfer of the MonthEdit
The winners of the European Tour Golfer of the Month Award were as follows:
|January||Charl Schwartzel||South Africa|
|March||Ernie Els||South Africa|
|April||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland|
|June||Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland|
|July||Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa|
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