2013 European Tour
|Duration||9 December 2012– 17 November 2013|
|Number of official events||45|
|Most wins||2 – Joost Luiten, Graeme McDowell, Brett Rumford*|
* Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods also won 2 events, but were not European Tour members
|Race to Dubai||Henrik Stenson|
|Golfer of the Year||Henrik Stenson|
|Players' Player of the Year||Henrik Stenson|
|Sir Henry Cotton rookie of the year||Peter Uihlein|
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.
The table below shows the 2013 European Tour schedule. 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.
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.
- 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).
|4||Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland||14||2,420,306|
|8||Richard Sterne||South Africa||22||1,687,014|
- Full list can be found here.
|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:
|February||Darren Fichardt||South Africa|
|July||Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland|
- Hoggard, Rex (10 October 2012). "Pres. Cup, Ryder Cup, Seve Trophy to count for Euro Tour". Golf Channel. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
- "2013 European Tour Schedule". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
- O'Reilly, Jake (27 November 2012). "European Tour Announce 2013 Schedule Including New £19 Million 'Final Series'". Today's Golfer. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
- "Events | European Tour | 2013". Official World Golf Ranking. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
- "The Race To Dubai – European Tour Final Series Summary". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 20 November 2013.