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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. Sweden's Henrik Stenson was named Golfer of the Year and Peter Uihlein of the United States Rookie of the Year.

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 2013 European Tour schedule.[1] New for 2013 was the "Final Series", the final four tournaments of the season: BMW Masters, WGC-HSBC Champions, Turkish Airlines Open, and DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. Any player who played the first three events received a 20% bonus in the Race to Dubai standings for those events. Any player wishing to play in the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, must have played in two of the first three events.[2]

Events from 2012 that were not on the 2013 schedule were the Open de Andalucía Costa del Sol (Spain), the Sicilian Open (Italy), the Czech Open (Czech Republic), the Barclays Singapore Open (Singapore), the UBS Hong Kong Open (Hong Kong), and the South African Open (South Africa). The last two events were however played in late 2013, as part of the 2014 schedule.

New for the 2013 schedule (either because they are new events, or simply because they are new to the European Tour) were The Nelson Mandela Championship, the Tshwane Open, the M2M Russian Open, and the Turkish Airlines Open.

Chronologically, the Lyoness Open was moved up by nearly two months, and the ISPS Handa Wales Open was moved back by three months.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner OWGR
points
Notes
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 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, unofficial money
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
31 Oct – 3 Nov WGC-HSBC Champions China   Dustin Johnson (n/a) 66 Final Series
World Golf Championships
7–10 Nov Turkish Airlines Open Turkey   Victor Dubuisson (1) 52 Final Series
New tournament
14–17 Nov DP World Tour Championship, Dubai United Arab Emirates   Henrik Stenson (8) 54 Final Series
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 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).[3]

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.

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2013 European Tour Schedule". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  2. ^ "The 2013 European Tour International Schedule announced". PGA European Tour. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  3. ^ "The Race To Dubai – European Tour Final Series Summary". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 20 November 2013.

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