2010 European Tour
|Duration||10 December 2009– 21 November 2010|
|Number of official events||47|
|Most wins||4 – Martin Kaymer|
|Race to Dubai||Martin Kaymer|
|Golfer of the Year||Martin Kaymer & Graeme McDowell (shared)|
|Players' Player of the Year||Martin Kaymer|
|Sir Henry Cotton rookie of the year||Matteo Manassero|
The table below shows the 2010 European Tour schedule. The season consisted of 47 tournaments, beginning with two events in December 2009 and culminating with the Dubai World Championship the following November. The schedule included the four major championships, four World Golf Championships and the Ryder Cup.
There were many changes from the 2009 season, including six new tournaments; they were the Africa Open in South Africa, the returning Avantha Masters in India which had been cancelled in 2009,[a] the Hassan II Golf Trophy in Morocco, the Open Calla Millor Mallorca and the Andalucía Valderrama Masters in Spain, and the Vivendi Cup in France. Lost from the schedule were the European Open, the Mercedes-Benz Championship, the Johnnie Walker Classic, the Australian Masters, the Indonesia Open and the Volvo World Match Play Championship. There were also three fewer tournaments due to a partial realignment of the schedule with the calendar.
- The Avantha Masters is considered a continuation of the Indian Masters by the European Tour but not by the Asian Tour.
- 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.
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|
|European Tour Golfer of the Year||Martin Kaymer
|European Tour Players' Player of the Year||Martin Kaymer||Germany|
|Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year||Matteo Manassero||Italy|
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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