2014 European Tour

The 2014 European Tour was the sixth edition of the Race to Dubai and the 43rd season of golf tournaments since the European Tour officially began in 1972.

2014 European Tour season
Duration24 November 2013 (2013-11-24) – 17 November 2014 (2014-11-17)
Number of official events49
Most wins4 – Rory McIlroy
Race to DubaiRory McIlroy
Golfer of the YearRory McIlroy
Players' Player of the YearRory McIlroy
Sir Henry Cotton rookie of the yearBrooks Koepka
2013
2015

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy won the Race to Dubai for the second time, having won two majors, a WGC and the European Tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship, during the season. He was also named Golfer of the Year. Brooks Koepka of the United States was the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.[1]

Miguel Ángel Jiménez twice broke his own record as the oldest winner in the history of the European Tour as he defended the Hong Kong Open title in December and won the Open de España the following May. With victory in his national open, he also became the tour's only winner over the age of 50.[2]

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 2014 European Tour schedule, which began with five events in late 2013.[3] The schedule comprised 49 tournaments counting for the Race to Dubai, including the four major championships and four World Golf Championships, and concluded with four Final Series events culminating at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai at the end of November.

New tournaments for the 2014 season were the Made in Denmark, D+D Real Czech Masters tournaments and the EurAsia Cup team event between the Europe Tour and the Asian Tour.[4] Lost from the schedule were the Avantha Masters[5] and the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, with the venue hosting the 2014 Ryder Cup. In addition, the Ballantine's Championship moved from South Korea to Singapore and was renamed as The Championship at Laguna National.[6] A third new tournament, the NH Collection Open, a dual-ranking event with the second-tier Challenge Tour, was later added to the schedule.[7]

Dates Tournament Host country Winner[a] OWGR
points[8]
Notes
21–24 Nov South African Open Championship South Africa   Morten Ørum Madsen (1) 32 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
28 Nov – 1 Dec Alfred Dunhill Championship South Africa   Charl Schwartzel (9) 22 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
5–8 Dec Nedbank Golf Challenge South Africa   Thomas Bjørn (15) 46 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
5–8 Dec Hong Kong Open Hong Kong   Miguel Ángel Jiménez (20)[b] 20 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
11–14 Dec The Nelson Mandela Championship South Africa   Dawie van der Walt (2)[c] 20 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
9–12 Jan Volvo Golf Champions South Africa   Louis Oosthuizen (7) 34
16–19 Jan Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship United Arab Emirates   Pablo Larrazábal (3) 48
22–25 Jan Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Qatar   Sergio García (11) 44
30 Jan – 2 Feb Omega Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates   Stephen Gallacher (3) 48
6–9 Feb Joburg Open South Africa   George Coetzee (1) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
13–16 Feb Africa Open South Africa   Thomas Aiken (3) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
19–23 Feb WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship United States   Jason Day (n/a) 72 World Golf Championships
27 Feb – 2 Mar Tshwane Open South Africa   Ross Fisher (5) 20 Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour
6–9 Mar WGC-Cadillac Championship United States   Patrick Reed (1) 76 World Golf Championships
13–16 Mar Trophée Hassan II Morocco   Alejandro Cañizares (2) 24
27–29 Mar EurAsia Cup Malaysia Tied n/a Team event; approved special event
3–6 Apr NH Collection Open Spain   Marco Crespi (1) 18 New tournament; dual-ranking event with the Challenge Tour
10–13 Apr Masters Tournament United States   Bubba Watson (n/a) 100 Major championship
17–20 Apr Maybank Malaysian Open Malaysia   Lee Westwood (23) 32 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
24–27 Apr Volvo China Open China   Alexander Lévy (1) 32 Co-sanctioned with the OneAsia Tour
1–4 May The Championship at Laguna National Singapore   Felipe Aguilar (2) 22 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
8–11 May Madeira Islands Open - Portugal - BPI Portugal   Daniel Brooks (1)[d] 18 Dual-ranking event with the Challenge Tour
15–18 May Open de España Spain   Miguel Ángel Jiménez (21)[b] 30
22–25 May BMW PGA Championship England   Rory McIlroy (6) 64 Flagship event
29 May – 1 Jun Nordea Masters Sweden   Thongchai Jaidee (6) 36
5–8 Jun Lyoness Open Austria   Mikael Lundberg (3) 24
12–15 Jun U.S. Open United States   Martin Kaymer (11) 100 Major championship
19–22 Jun The Irish Open Ireland   Mikko Ilonen (4) 26
26–29 Jun BMW International Open Germany   Fabrizio Zanotti (1) 42
3–6 Jul Alstom Open de France France   Graeme McDowell (10) 36
10–13 Jul Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open Scotland   Justin Rose (7) 52
17–20 Jul The Open Championship England   Rory McIlroy (7) 100 Major championship
24–27 Jul M2M Russian Open Russia   David Horsey (3) 24
31 Jul – 3 Aug WGC-Bridgestone Invitational United States   Rory McIlroy (8) 76 World Golf Championships
7–10 Aug PGA Championship United States   Rory McIlroy (9) 100 Major championship
14–17 Aug Made in Denmark Denmark   Marc Warren (3) 24 New tournament
21–24 Aug D+D Real Czech Masters Czech Republic   Jamie Donaldson (3) 24 New tournament
28–31 Aug Open d'Italia Italy   Hennie Otto (3) 24
4–7 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland   David Lipsky (1) 30 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
11–14 Sep KLM Open Netherlands   Paul Casey (13) 28
18–21 Sep ISPS Handa Wales Open Wales   Joost Luiten (4) 30
26–28 Sep Ryder Cup Scotland   Team Europe n/a Team event; approved special event
2–5 Oct Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Scotland   Oliver Wilson (1) 44 Celebrity pro-am
9–12 Oct Portugal Masters Portugal   Alexander Lévy (2)[d] 24
15–19 Oct Volvo World Match Play Championship England   Mikko Ilonen (5) 28
16–19 Oct Hong Kong Open Hong Kong   Scott Hend (1) 19 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
23–26 Oct Perth International Australia   Thorbjørn Olesen (2) 22 Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour of Australasia
30 Oct – 2 Nov BMW Masters China   Marcel Siem (4) 46 Final Series event
6–9 Nov WGC-HSBC Champions China   Bubba Watson (n/a) 68 World Golf Championships; Final Series event
13–16 Nov Turkish Airlines Open Turkey   Brooks Koepka (1) 48 Final Series event
20–23 Nov DP World Tour Championship, Dubai United Arab Emirates   Henrik Stenson (9) 56 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.
  2. ^ a b Jiménez twice extended his record as the oldest winner on the European Tour (since 1972).
  3. ^ Tournament reduced to 54-holes.
  4. ^ a b Tournament reduced to 36-holes.

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 2014 standings and includes the bonus pool and bonus points from the "Final Series" (earnings converted to points before the Final Series).[9]

Rank Player Country Events Points
1 Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 15 7,149,503
2 Henrik Stenson   Sweden 20 4,981,093
3 Justin Rose   England 14 3,180,388
4 Jamie Donaldson   Wales 25 3,058,166
5 Victor Dubuisson   France 23 2,966,524
6 Sergio García   Spain 17 2,861,930
7 Marcel Siem   Germany 22 2,739,373
8 Brooks Koepka   United States 15 2,631,873
9 Alexander Lévy   France 30 2,452,757
10 Shane Lowry   Ireland 27 2,173,864
  • Full list can be found here.

AwardsEdit

Award Winner Country
European Tour Golfer of the Year Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland
European Tour Players' Player of the Year Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland
Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Brooks Koepka   United States

Golfer of the MonthEdit

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

Month Player Country
December Miguel Ángel Jiménez   Spain
January Stephen Gallacher   Scotland
February Victor Dubuisson   France
March Jamie Donaldson   Wales
April Alexander Lévy   France
May Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland
June Martin Kaymer   Germany
July Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland
August Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland
September Paul McGinley   Ireland
October Oliver Wilson   England
November Henrik Stenson   Sweden

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rory McIlroy receives two major European Tour awards". BBC Sport. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  2. ^ Corrigan, James (18 May 2014). "Miguel Ángel Jiménez becomes oldest man to win on European Tour at Spanish Open". The Telegraph. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  3. ^ "2014 European Tour Schedule". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  4. ^ "The European Tour schedule for the coming year has been unveiled". Sky Sports. 17 November 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  5. ^ "India loses top golf event Avantha Masters due to falling rupee". Times of India. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Laguna National to host 'The Championship'". PGA European Tour. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  7. ^ "La Reserva de Sotogrande to host 2014 European Tour event". Golf Monthly. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Events | European Tour | 2014". Official World Golf Ranking. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  9. ^ "The Race Is On". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 24 November 2014.

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