2013 European Tour

The 2013 European Tour was the fifth edition of the Race to Dubai and the 42nd season of golf tournaments since the European Tour officially began in 1972.

2013 European Tour season
Duration9 December 2012 (2012-12-09) – 17 November 2013 (2013-11-17)
Number of official events45
Most wins2 – Joost Luiten, Graeme McDowell, Brett Rumford*
* Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods also won 2 events, but were not European Tour members
Race to DubaiHenrik Stenson
Golfer of the YearHenrik Stenson
Players' Player of the YearHenrik Stenson
Sir Henry Cotton rookie of the yearPeter Uihlein

Sweden's Henrik Stenson won the Race to Dubai and was named Golfer of the Year. Peter Uihlein of the United States was the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.

Rule changesEdit

In a change to the European Tour's membership criteria, from 2013 the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and Seve Trophy were included in the 13-event minimum requirement. The move was seen as an attempt to retain leading European players based in the United States on the PGA Tour, and attract top Americans to join the tour.[1]


The table below shows the 2013 European Tour schedule.[2] New for 2013 was the "Final Series", consisting of the final four tournaments of the season – BMW Masters, WGC-HSBC Champions, Turkish Airlines Open, and DP World Tour Championship, Dubai – with a requirement to play in two of the first three in order to compete in the DP World Tour Championship. In addition, participation in the first three events accrued a 20% bonus in the Race to Dubai standings for those events.[3]

There were several changes from the 2012 season. Additions for 2013 were the season opening The Nelson Mandela Championship, the Tshwane Open, the returning Russian Open and the Turkish Airlines Open. Dropped from the schedule were the Sicilian Open and the Barclays Singapore Open; the UBS Hong Kong Open and the South African Open were also missing from the 2013 schedule as they were played in late in the year as part of the 2014 season.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner[a] OWGR
6–9 Dec The Nelson Mandela Championship South Africa   Scott Jamieson (1) 20 New tournament; co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
13–16 Dec Alfred Dunhill Championship South Africa   Charl Schwartzel (8) 28 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
10–13 Jan Volvo Golf Champions South Africa   Louis Oosthuizen (6) 38
17–20 Jan Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship United Arab Emirates   Jamie Donaldson (2) 54
23–26 Jan Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Qatar   Chris Wood (1) 48
31 Jan – 3 Feb Omega Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates   Stephen Gallacher (2) 36
7–10 Feb Joburg Open South Africa   Richard Sterne (6) 22 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
14–17 Feb Africa Open South Africa   Darren Fichardt (4) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
20–24 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship United States   Matt Kuchar (n/a) 74 World Golf Championships
28 Feb – 3 Mar Tshwane Open South Africa   Dawie van der Walt (1) 20 New tournament; co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
7–10 Mar WGC-Cadillac Championship United States   Tiger Woods (n/a) 74 World Golf Championships
14–17 Mar Avantha Masters India   Thomas Aiken (2) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
21–24 Mar Maybank Malaysian Open Malaysia   Kiradech Aphibarnrat (1) 38 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
28–31 Mar Trophée Hassan II Morocco   Marcel Siem (3) 24
11–14 Apr Masters Tournament United States   Adam Scott (9) 100 Major championship
18–21 Apr Open de España Spain   Raphaël Jacquelin (4) 24
25–28 Apr Ballantine's Championship South Korea   Brett Rumford (4) 34 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
2–5 May Volvo China Open China   Brett Rumford (5) 28 Co-sanctioned with the OneAsia Tour
16–19 May Volvo World Match Play Championship Bulgaria   Graeme McDowell (8) 32
16–19 May Madeira Islands Open - Portugal - BPI Portugal   Peter Uihlein (1) 18 Dual-ranking event with the Challenge Tour
23–26 May BMW PGA Championship England   Matteo Manassero (4) 64 The European Tour's flagship event
30 May – 2 Jun Nordea Masters Sweden   Mikko Ilonen (3) 28
6–9 Jun Lyoness Open Austria   Joost Luiten (2) 24
13–16 Jun U.S. Open United States   Justin Rose (6) 100 Major championship
13–16 Jun Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open France   Simon Thornton (1) 18 Dual-ranking event with the Challenge Tour
20–23 Jun BMW International Open Germany   Ernie Els (28) 32
27–30 Jun The Irish Open Ireland   Paul Casey (12) 32
4–7 Jul Alstom Open de France France   Graeme McDowell (9) 44
11–14 Jul Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open Scotland   Phil Mickelson (n/a) 42
18–21 Jul The Open Championship Scotland   Phil Mickelson (n/a) 100 Major championship
25–28 Jul M2M Russian Open Russia   Michael Hoey (5) 24 Returning tournament, last played in 2008
1–4 Aug WGC-Bridgestone Invitational United States   Tiger Woods (n/a) 76 World Golf Championships
8–11 Aug PGA Championship United States   Jason Dufner (n/a) 100 Major championship
22–25 Aug Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles Scotland   Tommy Fleetwood (1) 24
29 Aug – 1 Sep ISPS Handa Wales Open Wales   Grégory Bourdy (4) 24
5–8 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland   Thomas Bjørn (14) 30 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
12–15 Sep KLM Open Netherlands   Joost Luiten (3) 24
19–22 Sep Open d'Italia Lindt Italy   Julien Quesne (2) 24
26–29 Sep Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Scotland   David Howell (5) 36 Celebrity pro-am
3–6 Oct Seve Trophy France   Continental Europe n/a Team event, approved special event
10–13 Oct Portugal Masters Portugal   David Lynn (2) 32
17–20 Oct ISPS Handa Perth International Australia   Jin Jeong (1) 20 Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
24–27 Oct BMW Masters China   Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (7) 50 Final Series event
31 Oct – 3 Nov WGC-HSBC Champions China   Dustin Johnson (n/a) 66 World Golf Championships; Final Series event
7–10 Nov Turkish Airlines Open Turkey   Victor Dubuisson (1) 52 New tournament; Final Series event
14–17 Nov DP World Tour Championship, Dubai United Arab Emirates   Henrik Stenson (8) 54 Tour Championship; Final Series event
  1. ^ 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, with earlier editions having retrospectively been 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 final top-10 in the 2013 standings and includes the bonus pool and bonus points from the "Final Series" (earnings converted to points before DP World Tour Championship, Dubai).[5]

Rank Player Country Events Points
1 Henrik Stenson   Sweden 17 4,103,796
2 Ian Poulter   England 14 3,172,729
3 Justin Rose   England 13 2,665,376
4 Graeme McDowell   Northern Ireland 14 2,420,306
5 Jamie Donaldson   Wales 23 2,181,113
6 Victor Dubuisson   France 21 2,031,675
7 Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño   Spain 22 1,767,156
8 Richard Sterne   South Africa 22 1,687,014
9 Thongchai Jaidee   Thailand 25 1,585,521
10 Thomas Bjørn   Denmark 26 1,546,736
  • Full list can be found here.


Award Winner Country
European Tour Golfer of the Year Henrik Stenson   Sweden
European Tour Players' Player of the Year Henrik Stenson   Sweden
Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Peter Uihlein   United States

Golfer of the MonthEdit

The winners of the European Tour Golfer of the Month award:

Month Player Country
January Chris Wood   England
February Darren Fichardt   South Africa
March Marcel Siem   Germany
April Raphaël Jacquelin   France
May Matteo Manassero   Italy
June Justin Rose   England
July Graeme McDowell   Northern Ireland
August Henrik Stenson   Sweden
September Henrik Stenson   Sweden
October Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño   Spain
November Henrik Stenson   Sweden

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Hoggard, Rex (10 October 2012). "Pres. Cup, Ryder Cup, Seve Trophy to count for Euro Tour". Golf Channel. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  2. ^ "2013 European Tour Schedule". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  3. ^ O'Reilly, Jake (27 November 2012). "European Tour Announce 2013 Schedule Including New £19 Million 'Final Series'". Today's Golfer. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Events | European Tour | 2013". Official World Golf Ranking. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  5. ^ "The Race To Dubai – European Tour Final Series Summary". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 20 November 2013.

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