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2010 European Tour

The 2010 European Tour is the second edition of the Race to Dubai and the 39th season of golf tournaments since the European Tour officially began in 1972.

The Race to Dubai was won by Germany's Martin Kaymer.[1] Kaymer and Graeme McDowell from Northern Ireland shared the Golfer of the Year award.[2]

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 2010 European Tour schedule.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Dates Tournament Host country Winner OWGR
points
Notes
10–13 Dec Alfred Dunhill Championship South Africa   Pablo Martín (2) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
17–20 Dec South African Open South Africa   Richie Ramsay (1) 32 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
7–10 Jan Africa Open South Africa   Charl Schwartzel (4) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
14–17 Jan Joburg Open South Africa   Charl Schwartzel (5) 22 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
21–24 Jan Abu Dhabi Golf Championship United Arab Emirates   Martin Kaymer (5) 54
28–31 Jan Commercialbank Qatar Masters Qatar   Robert Karlsson (10) 54
4–7 Feb Omega Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates   Miguel Ángel Jiménez (16) 50
11–14 Feb Avantha Masters India   Andrew Dodt (1) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
18–21 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship United States   Ian Poulter (9) 74 World Golf Championships
4–7 Mar Maybank Malaysian Open Malaysia   Noh Seung-yul (1) 24 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
11–14 Mar WGC-CA Championship United States   Ernie Els (25) 74 World Golf Championships
18–21 Mar Trophée Hassan II Morocco   Rhys Davies (1) 24 New tournament
25–28 Mar Open de Andalucia de Golf Spain   Louis Oosthuizen (1) 24
8–11 Apr Masters Tournament United States   Phil Mickelson (n/a) 100 Major championship
8–11 Apr Madeira Islands Open BPI - Portugal Portugal   James Morrison (1) 24
15–18 Apr Volvo China Open China   Yang Yong-eun (3) 28 Co-sanctioned with the OneAsia Tour
22–25 Apr Ballantine's Championship South Korea   Marcus Fraser (2) 38 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
29 Apr – 2 May Open de España Spain   Álvaro Quirós (4) 24
6–9 May BMW Italian Open Italy   Fredrik Andersson Hed (1) 24
13–16 May Iberdrola Open Cala Millor Mallorca Spain   Peter Hanson (3) 24 New tournament
20–23 May BMW PGA Championship England   Simon Khan (2) 64 The European Tour's flagship event
27–30 May Madrid Masters Spain   Luke Donald (3) 36
3–6 Jun Celtic Manor Wales Open Wales   Graeme McDowell (5) 38
10–13 Jun Estoril Open de Portugal Portugal   Thomas Bjørn (10) 24
17–20 Jun U.S. Open United States   Graeme McDowell (6) 100 Major championship
17–20 Jun Saint-Omer Open France   Martin Wiegele (1) 18 Dual-ranking event with the Challenge Tour
24–27 Jun BMW International Open Germany   David Horsey (1) 38
1–4 Jul Alstom Open de France France   Miguel Ángel Jiménez (17) 50
8–11 Jul Barclays Scottish Open Scotland   Edoardo Molinari (1) 52
15–18 Jul The Open Championship Scotland   Louis Oosthuizen (2) 100 Major championship
22–25 Jul Nordea Scandinavian Masters Sweden   Richard S. Johnson (2) 26
29 Jul – 1 Aug 3 Irish Open Ireland   Ross Fisher (4) 32
5–8 Aug WGC-Bridgestone Invitational United States   Hunter Mahan (n/a) 76 World Golf Championships
12–15 Aug PGA Championship United States   Martin Kaymer (6) 100 Major championship
19–22 Aug Czech Open Czech Republic   Peter Hanson (4) 24
26–29 Aug Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles Scotland   Edoardo Molinari (2) 30
2–5 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland   Miguel Ángel Jiménez (18) 30 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
9–12 Sep KLM Open Netherlands   Martin Kaymer (7) 32
16–19 Sep Austrian Golf Open Austria   José Manuel Lara (2) 24
23–26 Sep Vivendi Cup France   John Parry (1) 24 New tournament
1–4 Oct Ryder Cup Wales   Team Europe n/a Team event – Europe v. United States
7–10 Oct Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Scotland   Martin Kaymer (8) 48 Celebrity pro-am
14–17 Oct Portugal Masters Portugal   Richard Green (3) 34
21–24 Oct Castelló Masters Costa Azahar Spain   Matteo Manassero (1) 24
28–31 Oct Andalucía Valderrama Masters Spain   Graeme McDowell (7) 38 New tournament
4–7 Nov WGC-HSBC Champions China   Francesco Molinari (2) 68 World Golf Championships
11–14 Nov Barclays Singapore Open Singapore   Adam Scott (7) 48 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
18–21 Nov UBS Hong Kong Open Hong Kong   Ian Poulter (10) 38 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
25–28 Nov Dubai World Championship United Arab Emirates   Robert Karlsson (11) 58 The Tour Championship

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.[6]

Rank Player Country Events Prize money (€)
1 Martin Kaymer   Germany 22 4,461,011
2 Graeme McDowell   Northern Ireland 24 3,896,996
3 Lee Westwood   England 14 3,222,423
4 Ian Poulter   England 15 3,027,008
5 Francesco Molinari   Italy 27 2,799,692
6 Robert Karlsson   Sweden 21 2,296,486
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
11 Edoardo Molinari   Italy 28 2,009,337
12 Paul Casey   England 14 1,888,850
13 Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 16 1,821,050
14 Álvaro Quirós   Spain 25 1,750,255
15 Luke Donald   England 13 1,678,072

Golfer of the MonthEdit

The winners of the European Tour Golfer of the Month Award were as follows:[7]

Month Player Country
January Charl Schwartzel   South Africa
February Ian Poulter   England
March Ernie Els   South Africa
April Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland
May Luke Donald   England
June Graeme McDowell   Northern Ireland
July Louis Oosthuizen   South Africa
August Martin Kaymer   Germany
September John Parry   England
October Matteo Manassero   Italy
November Ian Poulter   England

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Germany's Martin Kaymer wins European Tour money title". BBC Sport. 28 November 2010. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Graeme McDowell & Martin Kaymer share European award". BBC Sport. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
  3. ^ "European Tour schedule". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on 3 September 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
  4. ^ "The 2010 Race to Dubai to start in South Africa". PGA European Tour. 19 October 2009. Archived from the original on 24 October 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  5. ^ "The 2010 Race to Dubai announced". PGA European Tour. 7 December 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2009.[dead link]
  6. ^ "European Tour Race To Dubai". europeantour.com. 28 November 2010. Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Golfer of the Month". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on 5 June 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2010.

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