2014 European Tour
|Duration||24 November 2013– 17 November 2014|
|Number of official events||49|
|Most wins||4 – Rory McIlroy|
|Race to Dubai||Rory McIlroy|
|Golfer of the Year||Rory McIlroy|
|Players' Player of the Year||Rory McIlroy|
|Sir Henry Cotton rookie of the year||Brooks Koepka|
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.
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.
The table below shows the 2014 European Tour schedule, which began with five events in late 2013. 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. Lost from the schedule were the Avantha Masters 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. A third new tournament, the NH Collection Open, a dual-ranking event with the second-tier Challenge Tour, was later added to the schedule.
- 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.
- Jiménez twice extended his record as the oldest winner on the European Tour (since 1972).
- Tournament reduced to 54-holes.
- 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).
|1||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||15||7,149,503|
|8||Brooks Koepka||United States||15||2,631,873|
- Full list can be found here.
|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:
|December||Miguel Ángel Jiménez||Spain|
|May||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland|
|July||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland|
|August||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland|
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