2017 European Senior Tour

The 2017 European Senior Tour was the 26th season of the European Senior Tour, the professional golf tour for men aged 50 and above operated by the PGA European Tour.

Tournament resultsEdit

The numbers in brackets after the winners' names show the number of career wins they had on the European Senior Tour up to and including that event. This is only shown for players who are members of the tour.

Date Tournament Host country Winner Notes
18 Mar Sharjah Senior Golf Masters United Arab Emirates   Chris Williams (2) New tournament
28 May KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship United States   Bernhard Langer (5) PGA Tour Champions major
23 Jun European Tour Properties Senior Classic Finland   Santiago Luna (3) New tournament
2 Jul U.S. Senior Open United States   Kenny Perry (n/a) PGA Tour Champions major
9 Jul Swiss Seniors Open Switzerland   Philip Golding (3)
16 Jul WINSTONgolf Senior Open Germany   Phillip Price (1)
30 Jul Senior Open Championship Wales   Bernhard Langer (6) PGA Tour Champions major
6 Aug Scottish Senior Open Scotland   Paul Broadhurst (3)
27 Aug Willow Senior Golf Classic England   Barry Lane (6)
3 Sep Travis Perkins Masters England   Philip Golding (4)
10 Sep Senior Italian Open Italy   Clark Dennis (1)
30 Sep Paris Legends Championship France   Paul Broadhurst (4)
8 Oct Dutch Senior Masters Netherlands   Clark Dennis (2) New tournament
22 Oct Farmfoods European Senior Masters England   Stephen Dodd (2) New tournament
10 Dec MCB Tour Championship Mauritius   Thaworn Wiratchant (1)

For the tour schedule on the European Senior Tour's website, including links to full results, click here.

Qualifying schoolEdit

The qualifying school was played in Portugal in late January and early February 2017. There were two 36-hole "stage 1" events with the leading players in these events joining a number of exempt players in the 72-hole final stage. As in 2016 there were just five qualifying places available for the 2017 season. With 18 exempt players and a minimum field of 72 for the final stage, the leading 27 players and ties from the two "stage 1" event qualified for the final stage. There was a cut after 54 holes with players more than eight shots away from the fifth qualifying place not playing the final round.[1]

The following five players gained their places on the 2017 European Senior Tour:[2]

# Player Notes 2017 Money
rank
1   Brendan McGovern Also gained his place in 2016 finishing tied for 3rd 20
T2   Clark Dennis 1
T2   Gary Rusnak Also gained his place in 2014 38
T2   Peter T. Wilson 35
T5   Jean-Pierre Sallat [fr] 50

Sallat beat Jeff Hall and David Shacklady with a birdie on the first playoff hole.

Leading money winnersEdit

Rank Player Country Prize money ()
1 Clark Dennis   United States 222,055
2 Chris Williams   South Africa 190,716
3 Peter Fowler   Australia 175,752
4 Philip Golding   England 167,795
5 Magnus Persson Atlevi   Sweden 160,558
6 Paul Broadhurst   England 158,282
7 Barry Lane   England 156,704
8 Miguel Ángel Martín   Spain 137,999
9 Thaworn Wiratchant   Thailand 136,878
10 Stephen Dodd   Wales 122,218

There is a complete list on the official site here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stage set for European Senior Tour qualifying school". PGA European Tour.
  2. ^ "McGovern wins Q-School by six; dedicates victory to inspirational uncle". Irish Golf Desk. 2 February 2017.

External linksEdit